Energy Quote of the Day: 'Renewable Energy is Fuel of the Past'

May 23, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Renewable Energy's Senescence?

Robert Bryce, a Senior Manhattan Institute Fellow, gave a vibrant talk recently in New York City at a gathering called to launch his latest book “Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper,” which he describes as a “rebuke to the catastrophists.”[read more]

Methane Hydrates: The Ice That Burns

October 22, 2013 by Robert Rapier

Methane hydrates are compounds in which methane (natural gas) forms an ice-like crystalline compound with water. Methane hydrates are flammable in the crystalline form, and methane can be extracted from them and burned.[read more]

Can Innovation Beat Climate Change and Resource Depletion? Ramez Naam on "the Infinite Resource" [VIDEO]

July 16, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins

In this installment of our #EnergyChat series, I talk with Ramez Naam, author of The Infinite Resource: the Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet, which takes an unflinching look at how to feed and power a world of 9 to 10 billion people.[read more]

2008 global warming books to watch for

January 3, 2008 by Joseph Romm

The Boston Globe has two climate-related books on their list of the year’s most-expected books: Turning to nonfiction, the year will bring a couple of books on the worrisome topic of global warming - The Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations (March), by Brian Fagan, and Eric Roston’s The Carbon Age: How...[read more]

The Book to Read on “Freedom from Oil”

October 18, 2007 by Joseph Romm

For years, I have been looking for a good, readable book on the oil problem and its solution — just as I’d been looking for a good book on clean technology. Well, I found the Clean Tech book in August, and now I’ve found the oil book.It is Freedom from Oil by Brookings scholar and White House veteran, David Sandalow. It is an unqualified...[read more]