Power hungry : the myths of "green" energy and the real fuels of the future
by Bryce, Robert.
|Format:||Print Book 2010|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
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 more than sentiment and rhetoric; we need to make good decisions and smart investments based on facts. In 'Power Hungry', Bryce provides a supertanker-load of footnoted facts while shepherding readers through basic physics and math. And with the help of a panoply of vivid graphics and tables, he 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. He also charts the amazing growth of the fuels of the future: natural gas and nuclear. 'Power Hungry' delivers a clear-eyed view of what America has "in the tank," and what's needed to transform the gargantuan global energy sector.
Published ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
Clean energy industries.
Power resources -- Forecasting.
|Publisher|| New York :PublicAffairs,2010
xix, 394 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-375) and index.
|ISBN||9781586487898 (alk. paper)
1586487892 (alk. paper)