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Stephen

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  • Energy for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Richard A. Muller
    • Narrated By Pete Larkin
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    The near-meltdown of Fukushima, the upheavals in the Middle East, the BP oil rig explosion, and the looming reality of global warming have reminded the president and all U.S. citizens that nothing has more impact on our lives than the supply of and demand for energy. Its procurement dominates our economy and foreign policy more than any other factor. But the "energy question" is more confusing, contentious, and complicated than ever before.

    Neuron says: "Excellent overview over current and future energy"
    "Selected science with emphasis on biased budgeting"
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    What did you like best about Energy for Future Presidents? What did you like least?

    I liked best the topic because of its importance. It needs more debate and this is a great forum for educated debate. I would like other writers on this topic to take up argument with Muller.

    I liked least the uneven approach to the alternatives. Shale gas and small nuclear plants seemed to be receiving a lot of positive comments. I was left with lots of unanswered questions about these.
    I think Muller's arguments about solar are outdated. He should reconsider visiting the efficacy of solar as a dynamically improving technology perspective.

    I liked his explanation as to why hybrids are better than electric. But why no criticism of the 'cash for clunkers' program? An outrageously waste of energy to replace so many cars.


    What could Richard A. Muller have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I would like to have seen an introduction to the topic that contained a section on the relative importance of fossil fuel consumption versus other environmentally damaging impacts


    Did Energy for Future Presidents inspire you to do anything?

    It inspired me to seek out more information on this topic


    Any additional comments?

    I was feel Muller's main aim of this book was to convince airheads that shale gas is cool.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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