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Deeper Look at the Energy Picture

A Deeper Look at the Energy Picture

October 31, 2012

Today, energy policy is everybody’s business, and everyone should understand the policy choices and trade-offs under discussion. Which energy sources cause the most damage to natural habitats and which produce the most greenhouse gas pollution? What are the health and economic ramifications of mountaintop-removal coal mining? Will new technology and renewables solve all our energy problems? Can efficiency keep pace with consumption in a growth society?

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This is a chapter from The ENERGY Reader: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth (2012).