Cocktail Party Guide to Green Energy
Everything You Need to Know to Converse Intelligently About Alternative EnergyBook - 2011
Green energy has rapidly entered the mainstream of society. Annette Saliken, the author of the acclaimed Cocktail Party Guide to Global Warming , provides readers with everything they need to know to understand green energy options and make informed choices in their everyday lives. Each type of green energy is described in clear, objective language. Saliken shares exciting breakthroughs in solar, wind, geothermal, geoexchange, hydro, wave, tidal and biomass energy. She compares the pros, and costs of various types of green energy, and offers straightforward answers to common questions including: What is the difference between wave energy and tidal current energy? How is biomass carbon neutral? What is the difference between geothermal and geoexchange energy? Are fuel cells a type of alternative energy? How does using solar panels for electricity differ from using solar heat? This is a concise look at how we can address our growing energy needs while moving toward innovation and away from greenhouse-gas emissions, oil spills and rising fuel prices.
Publisher: Vancouver : Heritage House Pub., c2011.
Characteristics: 213 p. :,ill. ;,18 cm.