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Author Alters, Sandra.

Title Energy [Gale Virtual Reference Library electronic resource] : supplies, sustainability, and costs / Sandra M. Alters.

Edition 2011 edition.
Publication Info. Detroit, Mich. : Gale, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 148 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Gale virtual reference library
Information Plus reference series.
Note Description based on print version record.
"ISSN 1534-1585."
"Formerly published by Information Plus, Wylie, Texas."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents An energy overview -- Oil -- Natural gas -- Coal -- Nuclear energy -- Renewable energy -- Energy reserves-oil, gas, coal, and uranium -- Electricity -- Energy conservation.
Access For reference use only; cannot be checked out.
Summary Presents the latest information on U.S. energy consumption and production, compared with years past. Controversial issues such as the U.S. dependence on foreign oil, the possibility of exhausting fossil fuel supplies, and the harm done to the environment by mining, drilling, and pollution are explored.
Subject Power resources -- United States.
Energy consumption -- United States -- Statistics.
Natural gas.
Fossil fuels.
Nuclear energy.
Renewable energy sources.
Petroleum reserves.
Natural gas reserves.
Coal reserves.
Uranium as fuel.
Electric power.
Energy conservation.
Added Author Gale Group.
Other Form: Original 9781414448596
ISBN 9781414462929 (electronic book)
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