The Myths of "green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the FutureBook - 2010
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.
Publisher: New York, NY : PublicAffairs, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 333.79 BRY
Characteristics: xix, 394 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.