9781586487898

Power Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future

  • ISBN 13:

    9781586487898

  • ISBN 10:

    1586487892

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 04/27/2010
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Summary

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. InPower 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 Hungrydelivers a clear-eyed view of what America has "in the tank," and what's needed to transform the gargantuan global energy sector.

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