By Congressman Jerry McNerney Ph.D., Martin Cheek
Harmful CO2 emissions, substantial oil spills, dwindling offers the issues with fossil fuels are riding a longoverdue reassessment of our nation's power rules. U.S. Congressman Jerry McNerney, a renewable power engineer and the 1st consultant with services in strength independence, leads find out how to swap. In ''Clean strength Nation'', he and journalist Martin Cheek make an impassioned argument for enormously lowering dependency on fossil fuels and constructing sustainable, available power assets sunlight, wind, biofuel, geothermal, and hydrogen-based energy. Bringing jointly a unprecedented mix of clinical wisdom, political savvy, and insightful journalism, the authors exhibit the professionals and cons of other strength assets and look at how our state turned hooked on fossil fuels within the first position. The ebook reads just like the dramatic tale it truly is, entire with dire projections approximately top oil and grim eventualities of emerging oceans! prepared insights into rules and avid gamers that experience stalled growth on weather swap and favorite significant oil!and astute thoughts for construction a fresh power financial system and a wealthy, sturdy destiny
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