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Index actor-network theory, 314–15 advertising: age restrictions on, 246–50; broadcast media, 230; coal, 125; outlook for, 341–42; psychological effects, 234–35, 236, 248; public financing of, 248–49; stifling of competition from, 249; waste from, 241; youth directed, 227–35 affect. See fetishes; semiotics affluenza, 235–38 Agenda-21, 163 Agent Orange, 268 Agnos, Art, 286 agricultural risks, 192–93. See also food security aligning interests, 179–83. See also codevelopment, hydrogen economy example of; congruency Alperovitz, Gar, 348 alternative energy: futility of, 303, how to actually increase, 337–38, outlook for, 340–42, preconditions for, 337–38, public perceptions of, 3–4, scale of resource, 333 Alternatives to Economic Globalization (Cavanagh et al.), 346 AmerGen, 91 American Association of University Women, 322 American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, 322 American Enterprise Institute, 157  Index The American Future: A History (Schama), 162, 176, 270 American Jobs Creation Act, 67 American Petroleum Institute, 322 American Psychological Association, 248 Americans for Balanced Energy Choices, 131 American Wind Energy Association, 52 Amphicar, 269 Amsterdam: architecture in, 307; bicycling infrastructure in, 278–79; comfort of living in, 287; public transit in, 285 Andreas, Dwayne, 66 anti-tobacco ads, 178 appealing to interests of actors, 178 Arch Coal, 128 Archer Daniels Midland, 66–67, 69–70 architecture: Dutch example, 307; efficiency of cogeneration systems, 327; leed critique, 309– 12; virtue of simplicity, 307–8. See also passive solar Asimov, Isaac, 206–7 Astroturf activism, 322 Atlantic Station, 299 atomic bomb, 83 Attenborough, David, 198 Australia Research Council, 164 Australian coal use, 122 automobile commutes, xvi automobile fatalities, xvi Bachram, Heidi, 317 backstops, 337. See also boomerang effect Bakan, Joel, 347 Ballard Power Systems, 115–16 The Barbaric Heart (White), 344 Bartlett, Albert, 191–92, 207 bathroom metaphor, 206–7 Bazerman, Max, 329–30 Bearak, Barry, 214 Beck, Ulrich, 145 Beder, Sharon, 317 Beecher, Catherine, 306 behavior: changing, 179; characteristics of, 182; sacrifice, 178–79 Benatar, David, 204–5 Bergey Mike, 42 Bess, Michael, 92–93, 225–26 Better Never to Have Been (Benatar), 204 bicycling: among seniors, 281, 282; among youth, 281–83; benchmark, 337; Boltage program, 295–96; carshare induced, 290; and climate change, 339; in Davis, California, 294; dedicated lanes for, 294–96; designing for, 283–84; health benefits of, 296; history of, 278; insurance for, 297; policy priorities, 284; quantity of, 278; rates of, 279–80; resources, 352–53; safety, 279, 281–82; in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 294–95; women’s rights and, 278; youth infrastructure for, 295–96 Bicycling and the Law (Mionske), 297 bike lanes, 294–96 bioalcohol, 62. See also biofuels biochar, 78–79 biodegradable plastics, 225 biodiesel, 62. See also biofuels  Index biofuels: agriculture factors of, 66–67, 70–74; alcohol forms of, 62; Arizona State University analysis of, 73; in Brazil, 62, 76–77; carbon dioxide impact of, 74; Carnegie Institution analysis of, 63, 79; coal use for, 69; criticisms of, 63–64; description of, 61–63; as electoral elixir, 65–70; energy required for, 70–71; farm subsidies for, 68; biofuel fertilizer used for, 71–72; and food competition, 63–65; future projections for, 79–80; gaseous forms of, 62; global resource potential of, 79–80; global resource availability of, 72–74; greenhouse gas footprint of, 74–76; history of, 61–62, 65–70; International Energy Agency assessment of, 79; Labor subsidies for, 68; land alteration for, 73–74; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory analysis of, 63, 79; liquid forms of, 62; loan guarantees for, 68; lobbying for, 66–71; methane production from, 76; National Academy of Sciences analysis of, 64, 73; outlook for, 340; outlook synopsis of, 80; rainforest endangerment from, 74–76; and reliance on fossil fuels, 75–76; research funding for, 68; return on investment from, 71; riots related to, 63; solar reflectivity of, 75; solid forms of, 62; special interests supporting, 70; Stanford University analysis of, 73–74; subsidies for, 67–69; tax breaks for, 68; University of Minnesota analysis of, 73; University of Wisconsin analysis of, 73; wastewater sources of, 77–78; water subsidies for, 68; water use for, 74; World Bank analysis of, 63; yield tables for, 72–73 biogas, 62. See also biofuels Birol, Fatih, 338 Black and Veatch: involvement in doe study, 52–60; mysterious historical data, 54; data extrapolations, 54 bmw Hydrogen 7, 107, 111 Boccard, Nicolas, 56 Boltage, 295 boomerang effect: American context of, 333–34, 337; context variables for, 177, definition of, 172–73; experts’ overlooking of, 335; hydropower example of, 133...

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ISBN
9780803243361
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9780803237759
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OCLC
808337203
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456
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2012-06-26
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English
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