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Power Hungry

The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future

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Description

The promise of "green jobs" and a "clean energy future" has roused the masses. But as Robert Bryce makes clear in this provocative book, that vision needs a major re-vision. We cannot--and will not--quit using carbon-based fuels at any time in the near future for a simple reason: they provide the horsepower that we crave. The hard reality is that oil, coal, and natural gas are here to stay.
Fueling our society requires that we make good decisions and smart investments based on facts. In Power Hungry, Bryce crushes a phalanx of energy myths, showing why renewables are not green, carbon capture and sequestration won't work, and even--surprise!--that the U.S. is leading the world in energy efficiency. Power Hungry delivers a clear-eyed view of what's needed to transform the gargantuan global energy sector.

Customer Reviews

Terrific Source of Factual Energy Policy Information

Whether your political views are left (like the author) or right (like mine), this is the best source yet of fact-based discussion of U.S. energy consumption and energy policy.

The author lays out the real situation, and the policy initiatives that can help or hurt America's near and far future. In an environment where people are more polarized than ever, this book maps common ground where all sides can find that doing the "right thing", that is, getting an outcome that serves the country, the economy, and the environment, is easier than we've been told.

No matter which side of the debate you come from, this book will show you the practical policies that will best support your goals.

Find out why the sides are closer than they know.

Power Hungry
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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Engineering
  • Published: Apr 26, 2011
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • Seller: The Perseus Books Group, LLC
  • Print Length: 448 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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