The near-meltdown of Fukushima, the upheavals in the Middle East, the BP oil rig explosion, and the looming reality of global warming have reminded the president and all U.S. citizens that nothing has more impact on our lives than the supply of and demand for energy. Its procurement dominates our economy and foreign policy more than any other factor. But the "energy question" is more confusing, contentious, and complicated than ever before. We need to know if nuclear power will ever really be safe. We need to know if solar and wind power will ever really be viable. And we desperately need to know if the natural gas deposits in Pennsylvania are a windfall of historic proportions or a false hope that will create more problems than solutions. Richard A. Muller provides all the answers in this must-listen guide to our energy priorities now and in the coming years.
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by Richard A. Muller
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"The author addresses this work directly to our nation's chief executives--the present one and those of the future. It exhaustively outlines the challenges we face in attempting to procure and develop our future energy supplies, and delves deeply into non-fossil-fuel resources including batteries, nuclear energy, wind power, and solar power. Coming on the heels of some recent environmental disasters, the book is opportune and necessary. Pete Larkin's deep, resonant voice and authoritative tone work well. He grabs our attention with a businesslike pace and varies his reading enough to keep us interested throughout. At times, he sounds like a news reporter giving us the facts, and that can lead to some tedium, but the book's subject is timely and calls for specific solutions from our top political leaders--today's and tomorrow's. R.I.G. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"
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