Green Alternatives and National Energy Strategy

Green Alternatives and National Energy Strategy

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Can the nation satisfy its energy demands with wind turbines, solar power, hydroelectric power, or geothermal power? Is biodiesel or electricity the answer to our gas-guzzling ways? Organized logically and with an accessible narrative, Green Alternatives and National Energy Strategy guides readers through the essential questions and hurdles the United States must answer and overcome to transition from a petroleum-dependent nation to one that runs on sustainable, renewable energy.Many of the engineering modifications incorporated in HEVs address engine and transmission inefficiency, ... To do the same with an HEV, I assume that in addition to all of the improvements of the conventional vehicle, the integrated starter/generator saves 90% of the idling loss, regenerative braking recovers 85 % of the inertial loss, and streamlining recovers 50% of the drag losses. ... In the compact category, I compared the 2009 Honda Civic standard car with the Civic HEV.

Title:Green Alternatives and National Energy Strategy
Author:Philip G. Gallman
Publisher:JHU Press - 2011-10-03


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