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

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ISBN-10: 0061715646

ISBN-13: 9780061715648

Edition: 2009

Authors: Scott Bittle, Jean Johnson

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List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Scott Bittle is an award-winning journalist, policy analyst, and web producer who has written extensively about the federal budget, energy, and foreign policy.Jean Johnson writes frequently about public opinion and public policy and is the author of You Can’t Do It Alone , a book on how parents, teachers, and students see education issues. Both authors are senior fellows at Public Agenda and blog frequently for the Huffington Post , National Geographic , and other outlets.

Preface: Where We're Coming From
Six Reasons the United States Needs to Get Its Energy Act Together
Playing the Blame Game
The Great Energy Debate Pop Quiz
Suppose People in China Really Start Living the Way We Do
Groundhog Day, or Haven't We Seen This Movie Before?
America's Energy Chronicles, or How We Got to Where We Are Today
Giving the Voters What They Want
Seemed Like a Good idea at the Time, or How Three Flawed Ideas Could Get Us Off Track
A Message to Our Readers
The Basics: Ten Facts You Need to Know
The Great All-in-One Fossil Fuel Centerfold
Double, Double, Oil, and Trouble
Peak Oil, or When Will We Run Out?
The Return of Snidely Whiplash: Are Evil Speculators to Blame?
You Load Sixteen Tons and What Do You Get?
Clean Coal: The Ad Wars
It's All Right Now (In Fact, It's a Gas)
Time for the Nuclear Option?
Chernobyl and Three Mile Island: Twice-Told Tales
As Long as the Wind Blows and the Sun Shines
Dam It: Hydroelectric Power
Looking for the Newest Hot Spots: Geothermal Power
Grid and Bear It: Why the United States Needs a New Electricity Grid
No Place Like [an Energy-Efficient] Home
Are We Looking to Live in All the Wrong Places?
On the Rebound: Why More Efficiency Doesn't
Always Save Energy
Driven to Distraction
The Big Bang Theory of Auto Safety
Take Your Pick: Food or Fuel?
Looking for Mr. Wizard
Green-Collar Jobs, You Say? Name Some
Sitting on Top of the World247
Setting the Global Thermostat: How to Tell if We're Really
Making Progress on Climate Change
So Now What? Ideas from the Left, Right, and Center
This Little Piggy Went to Market; This Little Piggy Passed Laws
President Obama's Promises
The Reality Show
Acknowledgments
Notes