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Author Inhaber, Herbert, 1941-

Title Why energy conservation fails / Herbert Inhaber
Published Westport, Conn. : Quorum Books, 1997


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 W'BOOL  333.7917 Inh/Wec  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Fundamentals of Why Energy Conservation Fails -- 2. Strange Terminology -- 3. Psychology of Energy Conservation -- 4. Mathematics of Energy Conservation -- 5. Petroleum and Gasoline -- 6. In the Comics -- 7. Marxism and Conservation -- 8. Environment, Pollution, and Recycling -- 9. What Stanley Jevons Found -- 10. Fast Forward to the Past -- 11. How Effective Is the Government? -- 12. Crime and Conservation -- 13. Public Utilities -- 14. The Question of Waste -- 15. The Economic Aspect -- 16. Selling Energy Conservation -- 17. Resource Depletion -- 18. Workers and Energy Conservation -- 19. Examples Conservation Advocates Do Not Want You to a Hear -- 20. The International Scene -- 21. Morality, Politics, and Energy Conservation -- 22. Food and Energy Conservation -- 23. Where Do We Go from Here?
Summary Energy efficiency and energy conservation are often thought to be the same. They are not, according to Herbert Inhaber. Only when less total energy is consumed by all users will energy actually be saved. Energy efficiency schemes do not accomplish this goal of conservation: when one person or nation conserves energy, there is just more of it for others to use elsewhere. This is the first book to answer, comprehensively and objectively, the question: Do government energy conservation programs hinder or help the nation? Says Inhaber, "the fact that billions of dollars have been spent on energy conservation programs, without giving them a searching look at what has been accomplished, is a national scandal. " Clear, concise, and with numerous useful graphs and tables, this book is an important first step toward making us all aware of what energy conservation actually is - and is not - and how it can and should be implemented
Notes Bibliography: p209-227. - Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-227) and index
Subject Energy conservation.
LC no. 96006576
ISBN 1567201202 alkaline paper
1567205976 paperback