In the vein of oAn Inconvenient Truth,o a sobering assessment of our nations energy policies and a stirring call for change.Dangerous CO2 emissions, massive oil spills, dwindling suppliesthe problems with fossil fuels are driving a long-overdue reassessment of our nations energy policies. U.S. Congressman Jerry McNerney, a renewable energy engineer and the first representative with expertise in energy independence, leads the way to change. In Clean Energy Nation, he and journalist Martin Cheek make an impassioned argument for drastically reducing dependency on fossil fuels and developing sustainable, readily available energy sourcessolar, wind, biofuel, geothermal, and hydrogen-based power. Bringing together a rare combination of scientific knowledge, political savvy, and insightful journalism, the authors reveal the pros and cons of alternative energy sources and examine how our nation became addicted to fossil fuels in the first place. The book reads like the dramatic story it is, complete with dire projections about peak oil and grim scenarios of rising oceanskeen insights into policies and players that have stalled progress on climate change and favored big oiland astute recommendations for building a clean energy economy and a prosperous, stable future.
Clean Energy Nation
Freeing America from the Tyranny of Fossil Fuels