American Journal of Public Health (August 2011): http://www.academia.edu/12191750/Framing_peak_petroleum_as_a_public_health_problem_Audience_research_and_participatory_engagement_in_the_United_States
Coal fuels about 50 percent of US electricity production and provides a quarter of the country’s total energy. China and India’s ferocious economic growth is based almost entirely on coal-generated electricity. Coal currently looks like a solution to many of our fast-growing energy problems. However, while coal advocates are urging full steam ahead, increasing reliance on the dirtiest of all fossil fuels has crucial implications for the global climate, energy policy, the world economy, and geopolitics.
Coal advocates argue that America has 250 years’ worth of coal. They say that although it’s disastrous stuff, coal is cheap and abundant, and so we should find a way to capture the carbon dioxide released from power plants. But what if the basic premise of that argument is wrong? What if coal isn’t as abundant as everyone thinks, and will be getting more expensive, and scarce, very soon? That’s the conclusion of a series of groundbreaking reports discussed in Blackout: Coal, Climate, and the Last Energy Crisis.
The book includes information from the National Academy of Science and the U.S. Geological Survey. Blackout goes to the heart of the tough energy questions that will dominate every sphere of public policy throughout the first half of this century, and is a must-read for planners, educators, and anyone concerned about energy consumption, peak oil and climate change.
Existen otras ediciones (¿anteriores? ¿posteriores?) con un subtítulo diferente: How to protect yourself -AND PROFIT- from the coming energy crisis.
Financial guru Stephen Leeb shows how following oil prices can lead investors to real financial security. A storm is coming-an inflationary ‘perfect storm’ whipped up by skyrocketing oil prices that will lay waste to millions of portfolios if investors don’t prepare.Renowned financial advisor Stephen Leeb asserts that in this perilous period, oil prices will drive all other economic indicators. But there is a way to diversify away from disaster, by dedicating a significant part of one’s portfolio to real assets that keep their value relative to inflation. Here, Leeb helps readers pick the ‘energy-producer star performers,’ and reveals the ‘double payoff’ to investing in metals like platinum and silver. He also explains why the stocks of ‘mega-insurers’ are a safe bet, and shows how investing in real estate does not have to mean actually owning it. Filled with sound advice for an unstable marketplace, this is the book no one with a 401K can afford to miss.
http://www.odac-info.org/sites/odac.postcarbon.org/files/Preparing_for_Peak_Oil.pdf -> http://www.post-carbon-living.com/TTWycombe/Documents/Preparing_Local_Authorities_for_Peak_Oil_and_Climate_Change.pdf
Preparing for Peak Oil: Local Authorities and the Energy Crisis is a guidebook on peak oil for people who work with and for local governments in the UK. It provides a sober look at how this issue is creating new uncertainties and vulnerabilities for cities of all sizes and explains what local decision-makers can do to address these challenges. This book will help local decision-makers as they prepare for the changing energy and climate context of the 21st century.
Economía Industrial nº 371, Industria y medio ambiente. El reto de la sostenibilidad. Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo:
Existe también una presentación del mesmo título que el autor utilizó en el seminario de la
Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo Cambio climático: futuro e incertidumbres en Canarias (27/11/2007).