Abundant Energy
The Fuel of Human Flourishing

  • Title:

    Abundant Energy
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    Paperback
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    9.95
  • Paperback ISBN:

    978-0-8447-7204-2
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Human beings depend on energy. From burning wood to harnessing the atom, we have relied on the consumption of natural resources. As civilization grows and the demand for energy increases, we must ask ourselves how to best meet our energy needs while responsibly stewarding our resources.

In "Abundant Energy: The Fuel of Human Flourishing," Kenneth P. Green provides a brief history of our reliance on different sources of energy, explores the viability of both current and potential future sources, and offers a vision for the task of fueling human prosperity in the 21st century. "Abundant Energy" is a primer in the Values & Capitalism series intended for college students.

 

 

 

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The primary purpose of this book is to introduce and discuss a set of energy-policy concepts that can help people better understand the energy civilization in which we live and better "The goal of this book is to give readers the intellectual touchstones that will allow them to understand energy policy in a holistic and rigorous fashion." -Kenneth P. Green understand and contextualize arguments over specific energy policies. This book is written as a series of complementary essays that can also stand alone in order to offer greater flexibility to readers who may have an interest in only one or another element of energy policy. We will start by examining the fundamental nature of our relationship to energy use and then turn to some recently proposed changes we might make to our energy systems.

After reading this book, readers confronted with a new energy proposal should be better equipped to evaluate how that proposal relates to preserving the benefits of our energy-based civilization; energy abundance; energy affordability; energy reliability; energy independence and security; energy and the environment, and the nature of energy system transitions.

 

 

Chapters in "Abundant Energy"

1. Homo Sapiens or Homo Igniferens?
2. Energy Affordability
3. Energy Reliability
4. Energy and the Environment
5. Energy System Inertia and Momentum
6. Energy Independence and Security
7. The Danger of Unintended

 

Additional reading

This series of articles is intended to help consumers understand the benefits of and challenges to energy access, security, and affordability, and to explain how energy policy ignites the fuel of human flourishing.

Ken Green on The American ►
Ken Green on the blog ►

 

Homo sapiens or homo igniferens |

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Energy abundance vs. the poverty of energy literacy
Government is a lousy venture capitalist
Not free to choose: The reality behind clean energy standards
Rotten wind in the state of Denmark
On green energy: Plainly not helping Spain
Green energy: Don't envy Germany
On green energy: Renewable energy fails to green the U.K. economy
On green energy: A Dutch (re)treat
A green future for just pennies a day?
Who should go first on greenhouse gas control
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