Crossing the Energy Divide: Moving from Fossil Fuel Dependence to a Clean-Energy Future

Ayres, R.U. & Ayres, E.H. (2009). Crossing the Energy Divide: Moving from Fossil Fuel Dependence to a Clean-Energy Future. Upper Saddle River: Wharton School Publishing. ISBN 798-0-13-701544-3

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The world is facing two immense and intimately linked challenges: we must move away from fossil fuels, and revive the global economy at the same time. If we continue our highly inefficient, dangerous energy usage, we're headed straight for both economic and environmental catastrophe. However, the hard truth is that alternative fuels can't fully replace fossil fuels for several decades. What's more, new research indicates that energy inefficiencies are retarding economic growth even more than most experts ever realized. Crossing the Energy Divide is about solving all these problems at once.

What's needed is a real energy management strategy: one that sweeps away ideological blind-spots, structural barriers, bad habits, and outmoded laws. The result will be lower carbon emissions, greater energy security, more jobs, and faster economic growth and this book offers a complete roadmap to get us there.

Item Type: Book
Research Programs: Institute Scholars (INS)
Bibliographic Reference: Wharton School Publishing, Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA
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