Energy could be neither created nor destroyed―but it may be wasted. the U.S. wastes two-thirds of its power, together with eighty percentage of the power utilized in transportation. So the country has a large chance to advance a wise strength coverage in response to merits and prices. yet to do this we'd like facts―not hyperbole, now not wishful pondering. Mara Prentiss provides and translates political and technical info from executive reviews and press releases, in addition to primary medical legislation, to strengthen a daring declare: wind and solar energy may perhaps generate 100% of the U.S.’ typical overall power call for for the foreseeable destiny, even with out waste reduction.
To meet the particular instead of the common call for, major technological and political hurdles has to be triumph over. nonetheless, a U.S. strength economic climate dependent totally on wind, sun, hydroelectricity, and biofuels is within sight. The transition to renewables will reap the benefits of new applied sciences that lessen strength intake with no way of life sacrifices, together with strength optimization from interconnected clever units and waste relief from use of LED lighting fixtures, regenerative brakes, and electrical automobiles. many nations can't receive enough renewable strength inside their borders, Prentiss notes, yet U.S. conversion to a 100% renewable power financial system could, on its own, considerably lessen the worldwide impression of fossil gas consumption.
Enhanced via full-color visualizations of key recommendations and information, Energy Revolution answers one of many century’s most vital questions: How will we get smarter approximately generating and allotting, utilizing and holding, energy?
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