• Power Hungry

  • The Myths of 'Green' Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future
  • Autor: Robert Bryce
  • Sprecher: Ax Norman
  • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 45 Min.
  • Ungekürztes Hörbuch
  • Erscheinungsdatum: 27.04.2010
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • Anbieter: Audible Studios
  • 2 out of 5 stars (1 Bewertung)

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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 more than sentiment and rhetoric; we need to make good decisions and smart investments based on facts.

In Power Hungry, Bryce provides a supertanker-load of facts while shepherding listeners through basic physics and math. And with the help of a panoply of vivid graphics and tables, he 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. He also charts the amazing growth of the fuels of the future: natural gas and nuclear. Power Hungry delivers a clear-eyed view of what America has in the tank, and what's needed to transform the gargantuan global energy sector.

©2010 Robert Bryce (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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“Capably argued… advocates of renewable energy should familiarize themselves with the book, since oil, gas and coal lobbyists surely will.” ( Kirkus Reviews)

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