Worldwatch Report 178: Table of Contents

Low-Carbon Image

Low-Carbon Energy: A Roadmap

Author: Christopher Flavin

ISBN: 978-1-878071-87-3
Publication Date: Dec. 2008
Paperback
52 pages

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Table of Contents

Summary5

The Road to Low-Carbon Energy

6

Avoiding Catastrophe

8

A Convenient Truth

13

No-Carbon Energy

18

Designing a New Energy System

23

Jumpstarting a Revolution

29

Endnotes

37
Index45
  

Figures, Tables, and Sidebars

Figure 1. Atmospheric Concentration of Carbon Dioxide, 1744–20078
Figure 2. Average Annual Growth Rates by Energy Source, 2002–0718
Figure 3. Cost of Electricity Generation by Source20
Figure 4. Estimates of Available Energy Resources Using Today’s Technology21
Figure 5. U.S. Electricity Generation by Source, 2007 and Two Scenarios for 203027
Figure 6. Annual Investment in New Renewable Energy Capacity, 1995–200730
Figure 7. Electricity Use Per Capita in California and Rest of United States, 1960–200733
Table 1. Global Energy Use and Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2007 and Two Scenarios for 205010
Table 2.Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Selected Countries, 1990 and 200711
Table 3. Estimates of Potential Contribution of Renewable Energy Resources22
Table 4. Estimated Employment in the Renewable Energy Sector, 200634
Sidebar 1. What About Nuclear Power?19

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