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The Dirty Energy Dilemma

The Dirty Energy Dilemma: What’s Blocking Clean Power in the United States is a 2008 book by scholarly Benjamin K. Sovacool , published by Praeger. In the book, Sovacool explores problems with the current US electricity system and ways to overcome them. [1]

Synopsis

In the first part of the book, Sovacool explores the problems of the United States, powered by fossil fuels and nuclear power reactors. He identified “The Big Four Energy Challenges” as rising fossil fuel costs, increasing pollution, inefficient and brittle transmission networks, sabotage, and financial manipulations. “The Big Four Clean Solutions” of renewable energy , efficient energy , distributed generation, and combined heat and power will provide a better job. [2] [3]

Sovacool suggests that the barriers to clean energy are institutionalized, and that they have no role in nuclear power in a clean energy transition. [3] [4]

Award

The Dirty Energy Dilemma won a 2009 Nautilus Silver Award for Best Book in the “Ecology / Environment / Sustainability / Green Values” category. [5] [ better source needed ]

See also

  • Alternative Energy: Political, Economic, and Social Feasibility
  • Brittle Power
  • Clean Edge
  • Clean Energy Trends
  • Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy
  • The Clean Tech Revolution

References

  1. Jump up^ Benjamin K. Sovacool (2008). The Dirty Energy Dilemma: What’s Blocking Clean Power in the United States,Praeger Publishers, Connecticut,ISBN 978-0-313-35540-0
  2. Jump up^ Christopher Jones. The Dirty Energy Dilemma: What’s Blocking Clean Power in the United States (review) Technology and Culture, Volume 51, Number 3, July 2010, pp. 746-748.
  3. ^ Jump up to:b Scott Victor Valentine. The Dirty Energy Dilemma: What’s Blocking Clean Power in the United States (Book Review) , Energy Policy , 37 (2009) 3295-3296.
  4. Jump up^ Susan Froetschel. The Dirty Energy Dilemma: What’s Blocking Clean Power in the United States (Book Review) YaleGlobal Online, 2009.
  5. Jump up^ Curriculum Vitae: Dr. Benjamin K. Sovacool

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