Who Turned Out the Lights? is an entertaining and nonpartisan guide to the current U.S. energy crisis from Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson, coauthors of the breakout bestseller Where Does the Money Go? At once light-hearted and fun—like Jon Stewart’s America: The Book and Stephen Colbert’s I am America (and So Can You!)—and deadly serious, Who Turned Out the Lights? helps readers understand what’s really at stake in the energy debate, an intelligent answer to the partisan Capital Hill squabbling between the “Drill, Baby, Drill” and “Every Day is Earth Day” lobbies.
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From the editors of PublicAgenda.org, 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.About the Author:
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.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Original. 201 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. We are on the verge of a crippling energy crisis that could undermine our economy and change our way of life. In Who Turned Out the Lights? , Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson, editors of the award-winning nonpartisan Web site, offer a much-needed reality check. Neither Drill, Baby, Drill nor Every Day is Earth Day is an effective energy policy, and these kinds of ideological roadblocks have left us spinning our wheels for too long. If we don t get our act together and do something now, we ll be scrambling to get the energy we need to make life as we know it possible. But while the topic is serious, learning what you need to know about it doesn t have to be. Featuring chapters entitled Dam It: Hydroelectric Power and Time for the Nuclear Option? and sidebars like This little piggy went to market while this little piggy passed laws , this book will be anything but dry. By applying the same winning approach they used to irreverently explain the federal budget crisis in Where Does the Money Go? , Bittle and Johnson will use pop culture to help define the fundamental concepts that shape the debate and explain the three risks we face: that we won t be able to afford the energy we need, that we ll be dangerously dependent on foreign energy, and that we ll destroy the planet before we have a chance to solve the problem. They will also help readers understand the pros and cons of a range of ideas on the agenda, including alternative fuels, nuclear power, clean coal, electric cars, fixing up our houses, taxing carbon emissions, and many more. In the end, the authors take one position: we must change the way we get and use energy, and there s no more time to waste. Beyond that, they ll leave how to get from here to there as an open question - one Americans simply have to understand better and tackle head on. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780061715648