Clean Energy Solutions
Clean Energy Solutions
This book addresses that clean energy is very important to future economically development, while it is also one of the greatest challenges facing the modern world. The best way to promote energy security and help nations develop, while protecting the environment and improving public health, is to promote clean and affordable energy technologies. A diversified approach that includes conventional, advanced, and renewable energy and energy-dfficiency technologies is needed.
Cities consumes majority of energy in a nation. In cities, automobiles consumes a lot of energy. Cars consuming environment friendly energy and materials are being invented, but only implemented in a small amount of cars. If these advanced technologies can be promoted by companies and government, we will save a huge amount of energy also protecting the environment. There are also many alternative automotive fuels and cost-effective technologies.
Nuclear power is a new direction for power generating. It has strong economic and safety performance, as well as environmental benefits. Also, there are a lot of renewable energy, such as wind power and solar power. Large investments are being made in renewable energy companies and projects. Major industry leaders have begun to take notice of this growing market opportunity and showing their support. There are growing profits in this market, as well as risk. Renewable energy has a broad category of sources that draws from the naturally available energy around us. The more we use it, the better off we will be. Renewable energy can provide significant opportunities for developing countries and rural areas.
Other than the above, this book also discusses about how "small steps save big in energy". This calls both individuals' action and nation's policy. But more important is policy making, according to the book. Individuals' action are more one time action, while nation's policy are more solving problem from root. There are some major energy efficiency policies: applicance efficiency standards, utility demand-side management programs, building-energy standards and corporate automobile fuel economy standards. Proper policy on energy demand can induce investments from consumers and thus not require goverment subsidies. It is desirable for envergy policy to becomea priority for government decision makers, especially those concerned about the energy secrity of the nation.