Power trip

from oil wells to solar cells-- our ride to the renewable future

By Little, Amanda

Publishers Summary:
"Using historical anecdotes and contemporary reporting, Power Trip explains the roots of America's energy addiction, its current state, and outlines real solutions that are arising from a new generation of activists, economists, entrepreneurs, and the business community"--Provided by publisher.

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ISBN
978-0-06135-325-3
Publisher
New York : Harper, 2009.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on October 27, 2009

After witnessing 9/11 and experiencing the 2003 Northeast blackout, environmental journalist Little (Salon.com, New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair) took a cross-country "power trip" to examine how and why we became dependent on fossil fuel. Interweaving the history of American energy use with personal observations, Little interviewed Chevron oil rig workers, NASCAR drivers, Pentagon officials, plastic surgeons, and Midwestern farmers. Seeking innovative solutions to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels, Little traveled to Google headquarters, where founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are designing Smart Grid software; to a Colorado Wal-Mart, where executives have goals to transition all stores to run on 100-percent renewable energy; to a zero-energy home built by Habitat for Humanity and the Tennessee Valley Authority. Verdict More cogent and enjoyable than Lisa Margonelli's Oil on the Brain: Adventures from the Pump to the Pipeline, Little's book argues that ingenuity got us into this energy-dependent mess and ingenuity will get us out of it. (Let's hope she's right.) For concerned citizens everywhere.-Eva Lautemann, Georgia Perimeter Coll., Clarkston, GA Copyright 2009 Media Source Inc. Copyright 2009 Media Source Inc. ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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