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Powering the low-carbon economy : the once and future roles of renewable energy and natural gas, Saya Kitasei ; Lisa Mastny, editor

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Powering the low-carbon economy : the once and future roles of renewable energy and natural gas
Title
Powering the low-carbon economy
Title remainder
the once and future roles of renewable energy and natural gas
Statement of responsibility
Saya Kitasei ; Lisa Mastny, editor
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eng
Summary
Natural gas provides a natural complement to variable renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power. It is the cleanest fossil fuel, emitting less than half the carbon dioxide and a fraction of the smog-forming pollutants that coal power plants do. Moreover, it can be used in a variety of efficient, flexible, and scalable generating technologies, enabling it to back up wind and solar generation on a range of time and geographic scales. If new supplies can be produced responsibly, natural gas can deliver immediate reductions in carbon emissions from the power sector. Methane, the main component of natural gas, already is being captured from landfills and other renewable sources, which can contribute a growing share of natural gas supplies in the decades ahead. As renewable energy and natural gas become more economical, their share in global power generation markets is increasing at the expense of coal. Working together, renewable energy and natural gas can facilitate a rapid decarbonization of the power sector and provide the foundation for a low-carbon energy future, starting now--from back cover
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Kitasei, Saya
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  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9502.A2
LC item number
K519 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Worldwatch Institute
  • Mastny, Lisa
Series statement
WorldWatch report
Series volume
184
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  • Power resources
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Natural gas
  • Gas as fuel
  • Carbon dioxide mitigation
  • Energy development
  • Carbon dioxide mitigation
  • Energy development
  • Gas as fuel
  • Natural gas
  • Power resources
  • Renewable energy sources
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Powering the low-carbon economy : the once and future roles of renewable energy and natural gas, Saya Kitasei ; Lisa Mastny, editor
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 36-41) and index
Contents
Less carbon, more power -- The rise of renewable energy -- The renaissance of natural gas -- Natural allies in the 21st century grid -- A bridge to somewhere -- Catalyzing the low-carbon transition
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
48 p.
Isbn
9781878071972
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(pbk.)
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2012537595
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col. ill.
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  • (OCoLC)694827525
  • (OCoLC)ocn694827525
Label
Powering the low-carbon economy : the once and future roles of renewable energy and natural gas, Saya Kitasei ; Lisa Mastny, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 36-41) and index
Contents
Less carbon, more power -- The rise of renewable energy -- The renaissance of natural gas -- Natural allies in the 21st century grid -- A bridge to somewhere -- Catalyzing the low-carbon transition
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
48 p.
Isbn
9781878071972
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012537595
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)694827525
  • (OCoLC)ocn694827525

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