Alternative Energy For Dummies

Alternative Energy For Dummies

Alternative Energy For Dummies

Get the truth about alternative energy and make it part of your lifeWant to utilize cleaner, greener types of energy? This plain-English guide clearly explains the popular forms of alternative energy that you can use in your home, your car, and more. Separating myth from fact, this resource explores the current fossil fuel conundrum, the benefits of alternatives, and the energy of the future, such as hydrogen and fuel cell technology.The ABCs of alternative energy — what it is, how it works, and what the real costs areWhere we are now — learn where our current energy comes from and how much longer it will last Take the first step — see how energy efficiency and conservation can reduce your reliance on fossil fuelsGrasp the alternatives — from nuclear power to geothermal energy to wood burning, understand the benefits that alternative energy can have on the nationApply alternative fuels to transportation — from biofuels to exotic propulsion to electricity, see how they are bes

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3 Responses to “Alternative Energy For Dummies”

  1. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    A truly helpful read, June 21, 2009
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    I picked up Alternative Energy For Dummies to learn a bit more about hybrid and electric vehicles before I took myself to the car lots and invested. I’ve used Dummies before to help educate myself on other topics and always got what I was expecting–but this book really surprised me! I found the author did an excellent job of explaining everything from the pros and cons of flex fuel, bio-diesel, and other alternative fuel cars as well as the ins and outs of their environmental, political, and social impact so that I could make the best decision for my life and conscience. I highly recommend.

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  2. 5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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    An Informative Page-turner, June 26, 2009
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    Several months ago I read an interesting National Geographic article on ethanol. I learned how Brazil’s motor vehicles run on ethanol, and how expensive it is to produce ethanol from corn.

    But where could I find a book covering the salient points on hydrogen fuel cells, coal, diesel engines, nuclear power, solar cells, maglev trains, wind power, geothermal heating, hybrid-electric vehicles, natural gas, and hydropower? And how does each energy source affect global warming and pollution?

    Alternative Energy for Dummies discusses all these topics and more in a very readable fashion and at an affordable price. I read the book from cover to cover.

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  3. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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    An Intelligent and Interesting Perspective, June 10, 2009
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    Alternative Energy For Dummies is a thoughtful and intelligent look at the current state of affairs and future possibilities presented by each of the alternatives to our current reliance on fossil fuels. Far from a polemic expousing *the* solution, DeGunther has produced a book that clearly explores the pros and cons of each alternative — including nuclear power — from an environmental, social, political, and financial perspective. Not your standard how-to type book from the Dummies, but a winner nonetheless.

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