By Julianne Couch
In our power-hungry international, all of the discuss energy—what’s secure and what’s dicy, what’s fresh and what’s soiled, what’s reasonable and what’s easy—tends to generate extra warmth than mild. What, Julianne sofa desired to recognize, is the true tale on strength creation during this nation? forthcoming the query as a curious customer, sofa takes us alongside as she visits 9 websites the place electrical energy is constructed from diverse gasoline resources. From a geothermal plant within the Mojave wasteland to a nuclear plant in Nebraska, from a Wyoming coal-fired energy plant to a Maine tidal-power venture, sofa offers us an insider’s examine how energy is generated, the way it impacts neighboring landscapes and the folk who reside and paintings there, and the way each one resource comes with its personal targeted issues.
The result's an educated, evenhanded dialogue of power construction and intake at the international, nationwide, nearby, neighborhood, and—most important—personal point. wisdom is the genuine strength this ebook imparts, permitting every one people to imagine past the turn of a swap to the genuine outcomes of our power use.
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