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Cooling It! No Hair Shirt Solutions to Global Warming

by Gar W. Lipow

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Table of Contents

 

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A Real Fine Place to Start: Introduction

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The Love You Save: Improving Energy Efficiency

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 Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Nothing Lasts Forever and a Day

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 Saving Grace: Industrial Efficiency

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  Lightening Up: Reducing Material Intensity

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   Sticks Ní Stones Ní Straw Ní Steel: Material Intensity in Building Construction

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   Fields of Barley, Fields of Gold: Material Intensity in Agriculture

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   Water is More Precious than Gold: Material Intensity in Water Use

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   Working for the Weekend: Material Intensity in Appliances & Office Equipment

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   Canít Hide Your Lying Eyes: Material Intensity in Packaging

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   Paper in Fire: Material Intensity in Paper Use

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   Bed of Roses: Material Intensity in Furniture

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   Dress You Up in My Love: Material Intensity in Fibers

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   Big Wheels Keep On Turning: Material Intensity in Transportation

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   Clean Sweep: Reducing Material Intensity by Lowering Pollution

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   Every Story Has an End: Recycling

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  'Let's make it, don't waste it': Direct Energy Savings in Industry

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 Love the Way You Move: Energy Savings in Transportation

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 A Very, Very Fine House: Saving Energy in Residential Buildings

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 Doing it in the Suites: Saving Energy in Commercial Buildings

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 All Together Now: Total Savings

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Earth, Sun, Sky and Sea: Sources

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 Iíll Let These Sparks Fly Out: Electricity

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  Free as Running Water: Hydro-electricity

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  Where the Hot Springs Blow: Geothermal Electricity

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  Restless Power of the Wind:  Wind Electricity

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  Heat of the Sun: Solar Thermal Electricity

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  Mixed Sources and Storage

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  Paying the Price: Costs of Transmitting, storing and Producing Electricity

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  The Hydrogen Path

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  Photovoltaics

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  Shades of Grey: Electricity and Environmental Questions

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  Hotter than the Sun: The Mandatory Section on Nuclear Electricity

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  One and One Still is One: Cogeneration

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 Warmth of the Sun: Active Solar Thermal for Low and Mid Temperature Heat

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 The Sun is Burning: High Temperature Active Solar

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 Fields of Fire: Land Based Biomass

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 Putting it together: Grand Total

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Higher: The Mandatory Peak Oil Chapter

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Donít Stop Thinking About Tomorrow: Research & Development

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 MaŮana is now: R&D and Per Capita Economic Growth

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 Hello Tomorrow: R&D II - Adapting to the Greenhouse

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 If Tomorrow Never Comes: R&D III Ė Ignoring the Greenhouse

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Objections

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Answer at the End of the Line: Technical Conclusion

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Politics and Economics of the Transition

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Appendixes

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  Hot Lies and Cold Facts: Global Warming Deniers vs

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  How CyberTran May Replace Short Domestic Flights

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  The Hawthorne Effect

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  Accounting for Resource Flows

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  Phasing Out Other Greenhouse Forcings

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  Timing: Can Emissions Reductions be Frontloaded?

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  What about the Rest of the World?

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  Miscellaneous Points on Sources, Style and Assumptions

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End Notes

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Bibliography

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