From the editors of PublicAgenda.org, an entertaining, irreverent, and absolutely essential nonpartisan guide to the energy crisis
Energy: It's a problem that never goes away (despite our best efforts as a nation to ignore it). Why has there been so much talk and so little action? In Who Turned Out the Lights? Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson offer a much-needed reality check: The "Drill, Baby, Drill" versus "Every Day Is Earth Day" battle is not solving our problems, and the finger-pointing is just holding us up.
Sorting through the political posturing and confusing techno-speak, they provide a fair-minded, "let's skip the jargon" explanation of the choices we face. And chapters such as "It's All Right Now (In Fact, It's a Gas)" prove that, while the problem is serious, getting a grip on it doesn't have to be. In the end, the authors present options from the right, left, and center but take just one position: The country must change the way it gets and uses energy, and the first step is to understand the choices.
I bought the book in the hope of gaining knowledge and insights. Total fail. Even the voluminous facts in the book are suspect for a couple of reasons. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jennsdad
Gives alternatives to fossil-fuel and their advantagesPublished 6 months ago by by Joseph Palladino
Very good book. I agree with much of what is said in the positive reviews. One complaint, there is nothing about passive solar heating. Read morePublished on January 16, 2011 by doug k
Great book! We've based our subcommittee information upon the book. THank you for your speedy service in mailing the book!