Increasing petroleum costs, supply uncertainties, political factors, and environmental damage are forcing a radical move towards alternatives. This book provides an up-to-date review of the socio-economic, political, and environmental factors forcing a new approach to global energy developments and use. It reviews alternative fuel and energy conversion technology developments that will help create a cleaner and more secure future.Prius and Honda Insight are a new breed of fuel-efficient automobiles, which achieve 50a70 miles per gallon or about ... In fact the costs above the price of an ICE Honda Civic are only about $4000, a sum which is easily repaid by tax incentives and fuel cost savings in as little as 1a2 years ... is expected to grow to over 300, 000 by 2007 worldwide. ... a major problem continues to be hydrogen supply and on board storage or on board production from compressed gas (LNG or methane)anbsp;...
|Title||:||Oil and Security|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-09-30|