Fueling the Future: How the Battle Over Energy is Changing Everything

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Andrew Heintzman, Evan Solomon
House of Anansi, 2005 - Business & Economics - 406 pages
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From trips to the market to lighting entire cities, power is pivotal to the simplest of everyday necessities. Wars are fought over it, the planet is polluted by it, but now its price has become too high. Are we capable of shifting to cleaner, safer, more reliable sources of energy?Fueling the Futuregathers the best and brightest minds in the field thinkers like Jeremy Rifkin, L. Hunter Lovins, and Allison MacFarlane and uses their collective wisdom to tackle this pressing question from several angles. The experts predict what a world without oil, which is estimated to run out in 50 years, would be like. What new energy alternatives are available? The use of hydrogen and fuel cells is examined, with surprising conclusions. Fresh, efficient prose makes the experts' controversial answers readable and engaging, as well as thought provoking.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
BRINGING INGENUITY TO ENERGY
17
SHAPING AN INTEGRATED ENERGY FUTURE
57
THE DAWN OF THE HYDROGEN ECONOMY
85
HYDRICITY THE UNIVERSAL CURRENCY
105
IS NUCLEAR ENERGY THE ANSWER?
127
FROM EARTH WIND OR FIRE?
155
SOFT ENERGY PATHS
213
ENERGY AND CORPORATE INGENUITY
241
LIFE AFTER OIL A NIGERIAN EXPERIMENT
297
TALKING WITH THE FUTURE
325
AFTERWORD
363
NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
379
INDEX
397
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Andrew Heintzman is president and a co-founder of Investeco Capital, the first Canadian investment company focused exclusively on environmental sectors. He is also the Chair of the Premier's Climate Change Advisory Panel for the Province of Ontario. He was co-editor of Fueling the Future: How the Battle Over Energy Is Changing Everything, Feeding the Future: From Fat to Famine, and Food and Fuel: Solutions for the Future, all published by House of Anansi Press. He sits on a number of corporate boards, including Lotek Wireless, Triton Logging, and Horizon Distributors. He is on the board of directors of the Tides Canada Foundation, and the Steering Committee of Sustainable Prosperity. Before Investeco, Andrew was a co-founder and publisher of Shift magazine. He lives in Toronto.

Evan Solomon is the anchor of CBC's national political show Power & Politics. He co-founded and was editor-in-chief of Shift magazine, and writes a monthly column for The Globe and Mail called "How They See It", and has worked as a journalist and writer for publications throughout North America and Asia, including The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Toronto Star and The South China Morning Post.

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