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Author Little, Amanda, 1974-
Title Power trip : from oil wells to solar cells-- our ride to the renewable future / Amanda Little.
Imprint New York : Harper, c2009.
Edition 1st ed.
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 Main Collection  HD9502.U52 L568 2009    AVAILABLE


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Call # HD9502.U52 L568 2009
Phys. Description xvii, 446 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [427]-432) and index.
Summary "Using historical anecdotes and contemporary reporting, Power Trip explains the roots of America's energy addiction, its current state, and outlines real solutions that are arising from a new generation of activists, economists, entrepreneurs, and the business community"--Provided by publisher.
Contents Confessions of a petroleum addict -- Life, liberty, and the pursuit of oil : the story of the American century -- Over a barrel : the boom and bust of America's domestic oil empire -- War and grease : how oil built and sustains a military superpower -- Road hogs : why a hundred years of joyriding has us running on empty -- Plastic explosive : from Baggies to boob jobs : our love affair with synthetics -- Cooking oil : how fossil fuels feed the world (and energy shortages could starve it) -- Chain of fuels : the story of a 20,000-mile spinach salad -- Short circuits : why a high-tech superpower has a third-world grid -- Greener pastures : the dawn of the new energy era -- Earth, wind, and fire : how renewable energy will dethrone the powers that be -- Autopia : Detroit does the electric slide -- City, slicker : building energy-smart homes and the cities of tomorrow -- Fresh greens : not your grandma's eco-movement : meet the new pioneers.
Subject Power resources -- United States -- History.
Energy policy -- United States -- History.
ISBN 9780061353253
0061353256