2011-03-21

List of books about energy issues

List of books about energy issues


This is a list of books about energy issues:
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Title Author(s) Year
Alternative Energy: Political, Economic, and Social Feasibility Christopher A. Simon 2006
Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future Jeff Goodell 2006
Brittle Power: Energy Strategy for National Security Amory Lovins 1982
The Carbon War: Global Warming and the End of the Oil Era Jeremy Leggett 1999
Canada’s Deadly Secret: Saskatchewan Uranium and the Global Nuclear System Jim Harding 2007
The Clean Tech Revolution: The Next Big Growth and Investment Opportunity Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder 2007
Crude Interventions: The United States, Oil and the New World (Dis)Order Garry Leech 2006
The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World Paul Roberts 2004
Energy and American Society: Thirteen Myths Benjamin K. Sovacool and Marilyn A. Brown (editors) 2007
Energy Autonomy: The Economic, Social & Technological Case for Renewable Energy Hermann Scheer 2007
Energy Technology Perspectives International Energy Agency biennial
Energy Victory: Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil Robert Zubrin 2007
Global Warming: Opposing Viewpoints (2002) James Haley 2002
Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy Mark Diesendorf 2007
Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of Energy Independence Robert Bryce 2008
Half Gone: Oil, Gas, Hot Air and the Global Energy Crisis Jeremy Leggett 2005
The History of the Standard Oil Company Ida M. Tarbell 1904
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--And How It Can Renew America Thomas L. Friedman 2008
The Hype about Hydrogen: Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate Joseph J. Romm 2004
Licensed to Kill? The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Shoreham Power Plant Joan Aron 1998
The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-first Century James Howard Kunstler 2005
Nuclear Implosions: The Rise and Fall of the Washington Public Power Supply System Daniel Pope 2008
Nuclear Nebraska: The Remarkable Story of the Little County That Couldn’t Be Bought Susan Cragin 2007
Nuclear or Not? Does Nuclear Power Have a Place in a Sustainable Energy Future? David Elliott 2007
Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil David Goodstein 2004
Outlook On Renewable Energy In America American Council on Renewable Energy 2007
The Party's Over: Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies Richard Heinberg 2003
Plows, Plagues and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate William Ruddiman 2005
Power Down: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World Richard Heinberg 2004
Power Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future Robert Bryce 2010
Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy Gwyneth Cravens 2007
Reaction Time: Climate Change and the Nuclear Option Ian Lowe 2007
Renewable Electricity and the Grid: The Challenge of Variability Godfrey Boyle 2007
Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2010
Small is profitable: The hidden economic benefits of making electrical resources the right size Amory Lovins 2002
Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air David J. C. MacKay 2008
Ten Technologies to Save the Planet Chris Goodall 2008
Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective J. Samuel Walker 2004
Untapped: The Scramble for Africa's Oil John Ghazvinian 2007
Whole Earth Discipline Stewart Brand 2009
Winning the Oil Endgame Amory Lovins 2005
Confronting Collapse: The Crisis of Energy and Money in a Post Peak Oil World Michael Ruppert 2009

List of books about renewable energy

List of books about renewable energy


This is a list of books about renewable energy:
Bookstores


Alternative Energy: Political, Economic, and Social Feasibility
The Clean Tech Revolution
Energy and American Society: Thirteen Myths
Energy Autonomy: The Economic, Social & Technological Case for Renewable Energy
Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy
Non-Nuclear Futures: The Case for an Ethical Energy Strategy
Outlook On Renewable Energy In America
Renewable Electricity and the Grid
Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation
Small is Profitable: The Hidden Economic Benefits of Making Electrical Resources the Right Size
Solar Electricity Handbook
Ten Technologies to Fix Energy and Climate
The Fourth Revolution: Energy

Cancer on the rise globally as developing nations eat American foods and use American products

Ahimsa अहिंसा   is a term meaning to do no harm 
- the avoidance of violence. 
Ahimsa means kindness and non-violence towards all living things including animals; it respects living beings as a unity, the belief that all living things are connected. 
All kinds of violence entail negative karmic consequences.

住台北市的老翁周宜源
登新北市瑞芳區金瓜石茶壺山拍照不慎失足墜崖身亡

中山醫學大學應用外語系四年級學生張博崴登台灣百岳之一白姑大山失蹤 搜救無所獲 (Still not yet found)

文字無吉凶,用者有禍福。

Squatting and the knees

8 Stupid Myths about Squatting

Cancer on the rise globally as developing nations eat American foods and use American products

Breast Cancer Deception

U.S. nuclear officials suspect Japanese plant has a dire breach


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Anti-nuclear demonstrations held across Spain

Anti-nuclear demonstrations held across Spain
(AFP) – 3/18/2011

MADRID — Hundreds of people took part in protests held across Spain Thursday to demand the closure of the country's six nuclear power stations after Japan's nuclear accident following a massive earthquake.

Demonstrators, many wearing masks or holding signs that read "No nuclear power, neither here nor in Japan", gathered in small groups in more than 30 cities, including Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Valencia.

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The protests were organised by Greenpeace and Spanish environmental umbrella group Ecologists in Action, who want the government to gradually close the country's six nuclear power plants by 2020.

They are especially concerned over two nuclear plants -- one at Garona in the north and another at Cofrentes in the east -- which use the same boiling water reactor design as the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan that is facing a meltdown.
"What is happening in Japan shows that what is improbable ends up happening," Ecologists in Action spokesman Francisco Castejon said at the protest in Madrid, which drew around 200 people.

Castejon said renewable energy sources like wind and solar power could make up for the loss of the electricity that is currently produced at Spain's six nuclear power plants.

"Around 40 percent of the electricity which we consume comes from renewables, double the energy that comes from nuclear. Since 2004 we have exported electricity to all our neighbours," he said.

The Spanish government said Wednesday it will review security measures at all its nuclear power plants following the massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeast Japan and crippled the Fukushima nuclear power station, raising the risk of uncontrolled radiation.

Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero vowed during general elections in 2004 and 2008 to gradually phase out nuclear power when the lifespan of the country's six nuclear plants expired.
But he has since softened his stance, and in July 2009 the government said it would extend the operating licence for the Garona plant for another two years until July 2013.

The government extended the life of the plant at Cofrentes by a decade on March 10, a day before the massive earthquake hit Japan.

Spain has taken a lead in renewable energy in recent years, becoming one of the world's biggest producers of electricity from wind and solar power, as it seeks to cut its oil dependence and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

利比亞大空襲 格達費官邸毀了

利比亞大空襲 格達費官邸毀了
2011/03/21
中央社

(中央社的黎波里20日綜合外電報導)猛烈的爆炸聲今晚震撼利比亞首都的黎波里(Tripoli),包括利國強人格達費官邸所在的地區,1縷縷濃煙冒向天空,防空砲火則大作。

的黎波里城南格達費官邸所在的巴伯阿季札(Babel-Aziziya)營區一帶,約2小時後也傳出槍聲。

在場記者稱,猛烈的防空砲火聲在的黎波里市中心隆隆作響。持續的巨大爆炸聲夾雜著曳光彈,也可以聽到機槍開火聲,紅色的曳光彈蹤跡劃破夜空。

英國、法國和美國根據聯合國安理會的決議案,昨晚出動戰機、巡弋飛彈對利比亞目標發動攻擊,決議案授權採行任何措施,遏止格達費部隊在清剿反抗軍的戰鬥中傷害到無辜平民。1000321

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炸利比亞 美:孤立老格等政變

(中央社華盛頓20日綜合外電報導)美國今天宣稱對利比亞的頭2天攻擊行動取得成功。但美方官員今天表示,要判斷這場國際軍隊聯合行動已經結束,還言之過早。

美國這次出動美軍彈藥庫中部分最強火力,包括為冷戰時期設計的遠程轟炸機。

美軍高階官員表示,儘管盟軍為保衛平民出兵,但格達費或許會繼續領導利比亞,令人懷疑能否達成終結格達費42年統治的更大目標。其他美軍高層官員則說,格達費力量遭削弱且孤立,就是發動政變的成熟時機。

昨天首波攻擊從海上發射戰斧巡弋飛彈(Tomahawk),第二波攻擊主要由美軍戰鬥機和轟炸機執行。美國國防部長蓋茨(Robert Gates)表示,美國考慮將這次任務的主導權轉移給盟軍,可能是法國、英國,或北大西洋公約組織(NATO),時間就在「幾天之內」。

海軍中將哥特尼(William Gortney)告訴記者,昨天和今天的連續攻擊,已經給予巨大損害,大舉削弱格達費的空中防禦,阻止他的軍隊開拔到反抗軍佔據的班加西(Benghazi),並讓他的軍隊感到不知所措。

哥特尼評估,或許不需要再發動類似昨天戰斧巡弋飛彈的強大攻擊,但也不排除可能性。

他說,格達費本人不是攻擊目標,但他無法保證格達費的安全。

主要攻擊目標是利比亞的SA-5地對空飛彈,這種俄羅斯製武器,可以對位於利比亞海岸外數公里的盟軍飛機造成威脅。利比亞還有許多防空武器,包括可攜式地對空飛彈,相當不容易透過轟炸毀滅。

美軍飛彈和戰機明顯領導這2天的攻擊行動,但蓋茨說,一旦利比亞軍隊構成的威脅降低,美軍計畫後退一步。

他告訴記者:「我們計劃在幾天內將主要責任轉移給他人。我們將繼續支持盟軍、擔任盟軍成員,繼續起到軍事作用,但不會扮演領頭羊。」

美國參謀首長聯席會議主席穆倫(Mike Mullen)今天出席多場電視訪問,解釋這次任務目的。他表示,主要目標是保護平民不受格達費軍隊進一步暴力攻擊,讓人道援助得以進行。

他說,第一步實施禁航區已經達成,不用太擔心格達費會擊落盟軍巡邏機,但不清楚這場軍事行動時間會延續多長,規模又會多大。

他在美國廣播公司(ABC)節目「本週」(This Week)上說:「我認為未來隨情況而定,現下我還無法判斷行動時間長短。」他表示,任務的早期結果非常令人振奮,美軍、盟軍或平民都沒傳出傷亡。

被問及能否達成軍事目標,卻不驅逐格達費,穆倫答道:「這當然也是可能結果之一。」他說格達費比以往更加孤立,並表示格達費必須在某個時機「替自己的未來作出某些選擇」。

美國國務卿希拉蕊‧柯林頓昨天說,雖然驅逐格達費不是本次任務的直接目標,但隨著攻擊持續進行,可能會加快格達費下台的時機。

她說,聯合國安全理事會要求格達費對本國人民停火的決議,將「創造一個新環境」,讓支持格達費的人民倒戈。(譯者:中央社戴雅真)1000321

(圖為利比亞街頭格達費肖像,中央社檔案照片)

盲求繁榮 日本瘋建核廠

盲求繁榮 瘋建核廠
 (明報)2011年3月21日 星期一

【明報專訊】過去一周,日本    以至國際傳媒不時大談日本人忍耐、堅持及和善等所謂「民族性」。有西方評論指日本的「羞恥文化」(shame culture),促成日本人的循規蹈矩,以免被負面評價,去解釋災後「沒有搶掠」的情况。《紐約    時報》指出,日本災民的確井然有序,但也不忘指出,核災難的爆發,根源也與日本人的價值觀有關——戰後盲目追求物質財富和安逸的價值觀,促成將55個核反應堆建在這片世上地震最頻繁的土地。有評論甚至認為,很多有關日本「民族性」的吹捧,只是「神話」。

面子文化掩飾災情

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紐約博客西敏斯(Charles Simmins)在一篇名為《日本文化使核危機惡化?》的評論文章中質疑,日本人的「面子」文化,亦是加劇核危機的原因之一。他質疑,為強調形象的重要,日本文化竭盡全力掩蓋現實。「他們的社會要求服從,這與我們所說的日本價值觀『面子』相關,公司或個人的形象幾乎較任何其他品質都要重要。」他指出,東電處理今次核危機的方式,固然有為面子掩飾錯誤之嫌,日本政府也似乎出於面子問題,遲遲未有積極尋求美國    協助處理核災。

神戶地震 災區現強姦

國際傳媒近日稱讚日本災後「沒有搶掠」,但從日本傳媒和法新社昨天的宮城縣搶掠報道來看(詳見A3),這可能並非實情。美國知識分子雜誌《大西洋月刊》的博客網The Daily Dish近日便以「為何日本沒有搶劫?」為題作討論。有網民留言質疑,關於日本無搶掠的概念根本就是媒體創造出來的神話,日本詞彙中就有一個形容災難中搶掠的詞叫「kajibadorobou」(かじばどろぼう,火事場泥棒,中文即趁火打劫)。

有網民還重提日本《文藝春秋》月刊1995年8月刊登過一篇題為《神戶地震不為人知的悲劇——強姦》的文章,指當年神戶災區接連有年輕女性被強姦,震後設立的女性心理輔導電話熱線共收到37個投訴來電,訴說或遭強姦或成功逃脫。當地義工、教師和居民在一次圓桌討論上亦報告他們親眼所見或聽說的性暴力事件,文章稱一些施暴者利用了黑夜或房子被毁等便利條件,一些作案者更是外來人,但當地政府和居民為了形象,壓制受害者不要張揚。

一名讀者留言指出,認為日本沒有搶掠的看法,就像認定日本人冷漠與冷血這一普遍成見一樣,同樣站不住腳。「這並不是說日本人特別壞,但他們亦非獨一無二地好。他們與任何其他人一樣。」