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

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full_title power hungry the myths of green energy and the real fuels of the future
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display_description 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 that we make good decisions and smart investments based on facts. In Power Hungry, Bryce 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. Power Hungry delivers a clear-eyed view of what's needed to transform the gargantuan global energy sector.

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subject_facet Clean energy industries, Power resources -- Forecasting
table_of_contents Power tripping 101 -- Happy talk -- Watt's the big deal? (Power tripping 102) -- Wood to coal to oil : the slow pace of energy transitions -- Coal hard facts -- If oil didn't exist, we'd have to invent it -- Twenty-seven Saudi Arabias per day -- Myth : wind and solar are "green" -- Myth : wind power reduces CO[subscript]2 emissions -- Myth : Denmark provides an energy model for the United States -- Myth : T. Boone Pickens has a plan (or a clue) -- Myth : wind power reduces the need for natural gas -- Myth : going "green" will reduce imports of strategic commodities and create "green" jobs -- Myth : the United States lags in energy efficiency -- Myth : the United States can cut CO[subscript]2 emissions by 80 percent by 2050, and carbon capture and sequestration can help achieve that goal -- Myth : taxing carbon dioxide will work -- Myth : oil is dirty -- Myth : cellulosic ethanol can scale up and cut U.S. oil imports -- Myth : electric cars are the next big thing -- Myth : we can replace coal with wood -- Why N2N? and why now? (the megatrends favoring natural gas and nuclear) -- A very short history of American natural gas and regulatory stupidity -- It's a gas, gas, gas : welcome to the "gas factory" -- America's secret google -- Gas pains -- Nuclear goes beyond green -- A smashing idea for nuclear waste -- Future nukes -- Rethinking "green" and a few other suggestions -- Toward cheap, abundant energy.
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title Power hungry : The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future
title_display Power hungry : the myths of "green" energy and the real fuels of the future
title_full Power Hungry The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future, Power hungry : the myths of "green" energy and the real fuels of the future / Robert Bryce
title_short Power hungry :
title_sort power hungry the myths of "green" energy and the real fuels of the future
title_sub The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future
topic Clean energy industries, Nonfiction, Power resources Forecasting, Technology
topic_facet Clean energy industries, Forecasting, Nonfiction, Power resources, Technology