Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Power Crazy

We all want "green energy." However separating the rhetoric from the reality is not so simple. In his new book Power Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future, Robert Bryce gives a counter intuitive assessment of the $5 trillion per year global energy industry and what really fuels the world economy. Much to the chagrin of many, he rebukes the conventional wisdom about energy. He shows the reality that the US has built the world's largest economy by relying on hydrocarbons and we cannot and will not stop using carbon based fuels for a long time to come. He makes a compelling case that our real clean energy future must be natural gas and nuclear.

My conversation with Robert Bryce:

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