Clean Energy Nation by Martin CHEEK
Freeing America from the Tyranny of Fossil Fuels

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In the vein of ôAn Inconvenient Truth,ö a sobering assessment of our nationÆs energy policies and a stirring call for change.Dangerous CO2 emissions, massive oil spills, dwindling suppliesùthe problems with fossil fuels are driving a long-overdue reassessment of our nationÆs energy policies. U.S. Congressman Jerry McNerney, a renewable energy engineer and the first representative with expertise in energy independence, leads the way to change. In Clean Energy Nation, he and journalist Martin Cheek make an impassioned argument for drastically reducing dependency on fossil fuels and developing sustainable, readily available energy sourcesùsolar, wind, biofuel, geothermal, and hydrogen-based power. Bringing together a rare combination of scientific knowledge, political savvy, and insightful journalism, the authors reveal the pros and cons of alternative energy sources and examine how our nation became addicted to fossil fuels in the first place. The book reads like the dramatic story it is, complete with dire projections about peak oil and grim scenarios of rising oceansàkeen insights into policies and players that have stalled progress on climate change and favored big oilàand astute recommendations for building a clean energy economy and a prosperous, stable future.
 

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CONGRESSMAN JERRY McNERNEY, PH.D., was elected to California’s 11th Congressional District in November 2006. He is a member of the House Select Committee on Global Warming and Energy Independence and the House Committee on Science and Technology. Prior to serving in Congress, he was an energy consultant for Pacific Gas and Electric, FlowWind, and the Electric Power Research Institute. MARTIN CHEEK has worked as a journalist for more than two decades, specializing in science and high-tech industry.
 
Published August 1, 2011 by AMACOM. 321 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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A honest look at Congressman Jerry McNerney and Martin Cheek's historically accurate tour of how our nation became so dependent on fossil fuel.

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With more and more Americans becoming more conscious of the mammoth level of influence and power that foreign oil has on our nation it is no surprise that Congressman Jerry McNerney and Martin Cheek have come together to pen an in-depth look at the true danger of fossil fuels not only to the envi...

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For one thing fossil fuels are energy dense, which means that any alternative fuel is likely to be less efficient and more costly and some can come with negative environmental consequences of their own.Still, if we are to maintain our present quality of life, alternative energy sources must be fo...

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Co-writers U.S. Congressmen Jerry McNerney and journalist Martin Cheek argue that we need to adopt alternative energy for a myriad of reasons, including public health, national defense, economic security, environmental security, and energy freedom.

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Jerry McNerney McNerney, 60, a renewable energy engineer and one of the few members of either house of Congress with expertise in energy independence, and California-based journalist Cheek lay out the facts on peak oil -- and peak coal -- and make an impassioned argument for drastically reducing...

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