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The Powers That Be
Author: Scott L. Montgomery

ISBN: 9780226535005
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 30 June 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.8
Description:
Thirty years ago, our global energy landscape did not look remarkably different from what it does today. Three or four decades from now, it certainly will: dwindling oil reserves will clash with skyrocketing demand, as developing nations around the world lead their citizens into the modern energy economy, and all the while, the grave threat of catastrophic climate change looms ever larger. Energy worries are at an all-time high--just how "will" we power our future? 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 mor...

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