The Powers That Be

The Powers That Be

Global Energy for the Twenty-first Century and Beyond

Book - 2010
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"With The Powers That Be, Scott L. Montgomery cuts through the hype, alarmism, and confusion to give us a straightforward, informed account of where we are now, and a map of where we're going. Starting with the inescapable fact of our current dependence on fossil fuels - which supply 80% of all our energy needs today - Montgomery clearly and carefully lays out the many alternative energy options available, ranging from the familiar, like water and solar, to such nascent but promising sources as hydrogen and geothermal power. What is crucial, Montgomery explains, is understanding that our future will depend not on some single, wondrous breakthrough; instead, we should focus on developing a more diverse, adaptable energy future, one that draws on a variety of sources - and is thus less vulnerable to disruption or failure."--Pub. desc.-
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780226535005
0226535002
Characteristics: xiii, 350 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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