Here’s what people are saying about Powering the Future...
“Botkin’s is a capstone book to a seemingly never-ending discussion on energy’s future. It’s a good place to start and, with his conclusions, a good place to arrive at a starkly clear picture of what that future holds.”
Arthur Jones, Energy Metro Desk Magazine , May 17, 2010. Read the full review (PDF).
“At last! An authoritative, objective, scientific analysis of the full range of energy options we face. Botkin’s book cuts through the mass of hype, bias, an myth that characterize most of the information that the public receives and gives us a clear assessment of the sources, costs, environmental impacts, and potentials for the energy that supports America--and the world. Clear, well-researched and well-written, this book should be required reading for decision makers and voters alike.”
Lee Talbot, Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia; and Senior Environmental Advisor to the World Bank, UN Agencies, and numerous national governments
“Powering the Future is the best primer on the supply of energy. Botkin looks at each form of energy and discusses our options to move away from fossil fuels. Using scientific methods and suppressing personal biases, he follows the energy data trail to logical conclusions.... Chock full of examples, illustrations, and data.”
Matthew J. Sobel, William E. Umstattd Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
“If you want to read one book that will give you a comprehensive, realistic assessment of the available options, their benefits and costs, and the political changes that must be made to address global climate change, increase the use of renewable energy sources, and use our existing nonrenewable sources more efficiently, this is it.”
Dan Tarlock, Distinguished Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, and Director, Program in Energy and Environmental Law, Chicago, Illinois