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Who Turned Out the Lights?: Your Guided Tour to the Energy Crisis

by Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson

Published by Harper

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From the editors of PublicAgenda.org comes an entertaining, irreverent, and absolutely essential nonpartisan guide to the energy crisis

ENERGY: It's a problem that never goes away (despite our best efforts as a nation to ignore it). Why has there been so much talk and so little action? In Who Turned Out the Lights? Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson offer a much-needed reality check: The "Drill, Baby, Drill" versus "Every Day Is Earth Day" battle is not solving our problems, and the finger-pointing is just holding us up.

Sorting through the political posturing and confusing techno-speak, they provide a fair-minded, "let's skip the jargon" explanation of the choices we face. And chapters such as "It's All Right Now (In Fact It's a Gas)" prove that, while the problem is serious, getting a grip on it doesn't have to be. In the end, the authors present options from the right, left, and center but take just one position: The country must change the way it gets and uses energy, and the first step is to understand the choices.


pub date: 2009-10-27 | paperback | 9780061715648