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Power to the People: How the Coming Energy Revolution Will Transform an Industry, Change Our Lives, and Maybe Even Save the Planet

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"By far the most helpful, entertaining, up-to-date and accessible treatment of the energy-economy-environment problematique available." --John P. Holdren, Scientific American

A fiercely independent and irresistibly entertaining look at the economic, political and technological forces that are reshaping the world's management of energy resources, Power to the People has been hailed as "as good a manifesto for the new energy world as you will find." (Fred Pearce, New Scientist). The Economist's Environment and Energy correspondent, Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran sees great opportunity in the energy realm today, and he documents an energy revolution already under way.

From the corporate boardroom of a Texas oil titan who denies the reality of global warming, to a think tank nestled in the Rocky Mountains where a visionary named Amory Lovins is developing hydrogen fuel-cell technology that could make the internal combustion engine obsolete, Vaitheeswaran gamely pursues the people who hold the keys to our future. Avoiding the traditional divide that pits free markets against the wisdom of conservation and the need for clean energy, Power to the People debunks myths without debunking hope.

About the Author

Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran is The Economist's Environment and Energy correspondent. Born in Madras, India, he grew up in Connecticut, and graduated from MIT with a degree in mechanical engineering. He now lives in New York.

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ISBN:
9780374529703
Author:
Vaitheeswaran, Vijay
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Author:
Vaitheeswaran, Vijay V.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Energy
Subject:
Power Resources
Subject:
Government & Business
Subject:
Hydrogen as fuel
Subject:
Industries - Energy Industries
Subject:
Government - State & Provincial
Subject:
Public Policy - Environmental Policy
Subject:
Business - General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
How the Coming Energ
Publication Date:
20050103
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes Notes, a Bibliography, and an I
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.85 x 5.91 x 1.115 in

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