“Scott Montgomery brings real rigour and independence to this survey…much of his analysis is magisterial.” –New Scientist
“…an unconventional, lucid, pragmatic, and thought-provoking discussion of the present global energy situation…this book stands alone above all other energy books flooding the market…Highly recommended.” –Choice
Energy is the basis for modern society–food, water, shelter all depend on it directly. What is the nature of our energy landscape today and where might it be headed? Thirty years ago, our global energy landscape did not look remarkably different from what it does today. Three or four decades from now, it will be radically changed: how, realistically, will this happen?
Powers that Be cuts through the hype, alarmism, and confusion to give an informed account of realities and choices the world faces. Eloquent and even-handed, the author evaluates each energy source while analyzing the roles of geopolitics, technology, climate change, public opinion, and government action. Few other books are so thorough and thus indispensable to grasping these kinds of issues, realities, and possible solutions to what we face in this critical realm.AmazonAmazon UKBarnes & NobleiBooksIndieboundPowell’s