Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop
news from nowhere
Liverpool's Radical & Community Bookshop
not-for-profit · a worker's co-operative · committed to social change
Search for & order any book in print:
(goes to our order website)
This book appears in the following booklists

in categories:Environment & Animal Rights,

Order this book online - this link leads to our secure order website which will indicate how long the book will take to order.

(Availability of '24-48 hours' means our wholesaler has stock - we place orders 2-3 times a week & receive the books next day.)

(Availability of '7-10 days' or 'Special Order' means we order direct from the publisher - order times vary, many supply within 10 days.)

Phone us: 0151 708 7270

enquire about this book

Mail order, postage & payment information

more about ordering books

Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis

by Richard Heinberg
£12.99   paperback  Clairview Books (2009)

Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis by Richard Heinberg Coal fuels more than 30 per cent of UK electricity production, and about 50 per cent in the US, providing a significant portion of total energy output. China and India's recent ferocious economic growth has been based almost entirely on coal-generated electricity.
 
Coal currently looks like a solution to many of our fast-growing energy problems. However, while coal advocates are urging us full steam ahead, the increasing reliance on this dirtiest of all fossil fuels has crucial implications for energy policy, pollution levels, the global climate, world economy and geopolitics.
 
Drawbacks to a coal-based energy strategy include:
 
* Scarcity new studies suggest that the peak of world coal production may actually be less than two decades away.
 
* Cost the quality of produced coal is declining, while the expense of transportation is rising, leading to spiralling costs and increasing shortages.
 
* Climate impacts our ability to deal with the historic challenge of climate change may hinge on reducing coal consumption in future years.
 
Blackout goes to the heart of the tough energy questions that will dominate every sphere of public policy throughout the first half of this century. It is critical reading for planners, educators and anyone concerned about energy security, oil depletion and climate change.

ISBN 13: 9781905570201 | ISBN 10: 1905570201