Renewable Energy: Myths and Obstacles

Sustainable Energy Development and Hydropower Rehabilitation

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Renewable Energy: Myths and Obstacles
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If the future of humanity depends on the massive development of renewable energies combined with drastic reductions in energy waste, many obstacles stand in the way.

Table des matières

Table des matières
Cover 1
Table of Contents 7
Acknowledgments 13
Preface – Renewable Energies: The Way of the Future (Pierre Dansereau) 15
Foreword (Jean-Yvan Fradet) 17
Glossary 19
Introduction 21
Chapter 1 – Obstacles to Renewable Energy 29
Chapter 2 – Hydropower: Myth and Reality 43
Chapter 3 – Wind and Solar Power: Myth and Reality 61
Chapter 4 – Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Choices 79
Chapter 5 – “Clean Coal”: Myth and Reality 89
Chapter 6 – The Real Costs of Hydropower 97
Chapter 7– For a Declaration of Interdependence 109
Chapter 8 – Public Policy and Renewable Energy 123
Conclusion – From Hydropower Rehabilitation to Sustainable Energy Development 139
Postface – Hydropower Stands Out 143
APPENDIX – The Vital Roleof Hydropower in the Energy Mix of the 21st Century 147
Back Cover 179