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on October 11, 2010
The author does a great job capturing interviews from energy experts in a range of industries. It's an easy read and much of it is written in a Q&A type format with the author speaking, followed by the interviewee speaking.

This book is a timely piece, particularly since energy and sustainability are big buzz words of our time. This book will leave you ready to have informed discussions on renewable energy and the tough realities of the subject.
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on October 1, 2011
Craig has done an admirable job of laying out the facts of renewables, the good bad and ugly, without the typical prejudice of someone bent on promoting a bias. I found the book to be credible, an easy yet thorough read. There's an awful lot to know about the renewable space. The facts can be intimidating and confusing. Craig makes it fun to read, and interesting to "be informed". Enjoy. I did. Jeff
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on October 8, 2010
If you are wondering what some of the brightest minds in the Renewable Energy field are thinking, you need this on your bookshelf. Craig Shields does a wonderful job.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I recall a book about Southwest Airlines called "Nuts." It should have been called "Guts," because that is what it takes to launch a new technology in the United States today. Craig's book is a collection of powerful interviews with the people who took the chance to follow their dream. The testimony of how these champions overcome their engineering challenges is enough to inspire anyone to step onto the path of entrepreneurship. Craig is in a unique position to hear to stories behind the curtain.

I encourage you to hear the wizards' stories as they apply their skills and tell of how they had to learn new ones to make it happen. Great read, because Craig is a great interviewer.
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on October 8, 2010
Thoughtful presentation. Through the expertise of his interview subjects, Shields has highlighted the "Tough Realities" represented by the conversion (and oppositions) of technological, economic and political forces that impact the move to clean energy. The difficulties of moving away from fossil fuels are not solely a technical challenge. And the obstacles established by way of vested interests are likewise only one piece of the puzzle, although their impact on the political process is problematic.
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on October 11, 2010
Renewable Energy: Facts and Fantasies really gets to the heart of the burgeoning renewable energy industry. By going straight to the experts, this book provides an honest review of where the industry is, and more important, where it's heading. A great read for those looking for an intro to the world of renewable energy.
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on November 30, 2010
Craig Shields' book takes the reader to great distances to see the problems with our fossil fuel overdependence but sheds little insight on what we can do to correct our course..
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