Power Hungry

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PublicAffairs, Apr 27, 2010 - Business - 394 pages
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Another smartly contrarian assessment of America's energy situation-and the gulf between the goals of the green movement and our vast need for power-by the author of Gusher of Lies
  

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

User Review  - Nathaniel James - Goodreads

What this book makes clear, and in no uncertain terms, is that there is no green alternative to the current rate of consumption of fossil fuels. And the argument appears sound. There must be at least ... Read full review

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

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Great overview of energy and the issues the world faces nowadays. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Our Quest for Power
11
The Slow Pace
47
Coal Hard Facts
53
Increases in U S Electricity Production from Solar
65
The Myths of Green Energy
81
Wind Power Reduces CO2 Emissions
95
Denmark Provides an Energy Model for the United States
103
Why N2N? And Why Now? The Megatrends Favoring Natural Gas and Nuclear
207
A Very Short History of American Natural Gas and Regulatory Stupidity
225
Stripper Power
235
Welcome to the Gas Factory
237
Elephant Hunting Comparing the Barnett Shale and the East Texas Field
244
Americas Secret Google
247
Gas Pains
251
Nuclear Goes Beyond Green
257

T Boone Pickens Has a Plan or a Clue
117
Bird Kills? What Bird Kills?
121
Wind Power Reduces the Need for Natural Gas
125
Going Green Will Reduce Imports of Strategic Commodities and Create Green Jobs
131
The United States Lags in Energy Efficiency
139
The United States Can Cut CO2 Emissions by 80 Percent by 2050 and Carbon Capture and Sequestration Can Help Achieve That Goal
149
Taxing Carbon Dioxide Will Work
167
Oil Is Dirty
171
Cellulosic Ethanol Can Scale Up and Cut U S Oil Imports
179
Electric Cars Are the Next Big Thing
187
We Can Replace Coal with Wood
201
The Power of
205
The Real Story on Subsidies
265
A Smashing Idea for Nuclear Waste
269
Future Nukes
277
Moving Forward
283
Units and Equivalents
303
SI Numerical Designations Prefixes and Symbols
305
Countries Ranked by Primary Energy
309
U S and World Primary Energy
315
Glossary
371
Index
377
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Robert Bryce is one of America's foremost energy journalists. He is currently the managing editor of "Energy Tribune" and a contributing writer for the "Texas Observer," The author of Pipe Dreams: Greed, Ego, and the Death of Enron and Cronies: Oil, the Bushes, and the Rise of Texas, America's Superstate, he lives in Austin with his wife, Lorin, their three children, and a hyperactive bird dog named Biscuit.

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