TITLE

FUTURE POWER

AUTHOR(S)
Parfit, Michael
PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
National Geographic;Aug2005, Vol. 208 Issue 2, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines possible sources of alternative energy worldwide. Views of experts regarding energy conservation; Examples of alternative energy to fossil fuels, including wind, solar and nuclear; Advantages of alternative energy sources; Issue of energy consumption from fossil fuels and creation of climate-altering carbon dioxide; How solar electric systems catch energy directly from the sun; Why wind is currently the biggest success story in renewable energy; Protests over wind turbines; Hydrogen fuel technology; How powering the world's vehicles with biofuels would mean doubling the amount of land devoted to farming; Nuclear fission; Fusion energy; Outlook.
ACCESSION #
17647178

 

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