ERIC Number: ED327374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond the Petroleum Age: Designing a Solar Economy. Worldwatch Paper 100.
Flavin, Christopher; Lenssen, Nicholas
Alternatives to fossil fuels as energy resources are discussed. Energy from the sun and other renewable resources are cited as the alternatives. Constructed is a practical energy scenario for the year 2030 that involves a 55-percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions, greatly improved energy efficiency, and an energy production system that relies heavily on solar energy, geothermal energy, wind power, and the energy of living plants. World petroleum resources in the Middle East and worldwide are described. Chapters include: (1) "The Next Energy Transition"; (2) "Power from the Sun"; (3) "A Policy Agenda"; (4) "Energy and Jobs"; and (5) "Toward a Solar Economy". (KR)
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Conservation (Environment), Depleted Resources, Energy Conservation, Environment, Environmental Education, Fuels, Natural Resources, Pollution, Science Education, Solar Energy, Wind (Meteorology)
Worldwatch Institute, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Worldwatch Inst., Washington, DC.