By Congressman Jerry McNerney Ph.D., Martin Cheek
Risky CO2 emissions, significant oil spills, dwindling offers the issues with fossil fuels are using a longoverdue reassessment of our nation's power guidelines. U.S. Congressman Jerry McNerney, a renewable power engineer and the 1st consultant with services in strength independence, leads easy methods to swap. In ''Clean strength Nation'', he and journalist Martin Cheek make an impassioned argument for greatly lowering dependency on fossil fuels and constructing sustainable, available power assets sunlight, wind, biofuel, geothermal, and hydrogen-based energy. Bringing jointly an extraordinary mix of clinical wisdom, political savvy, and insightful journalism, the authors exhibit the professionals and cons of other power resources and look at how our state grew to become hooked on fossil fuels within the first position. The booklet reads just like the dramatic tale it's, whole with dire projections approximately top oil and grim eventualities of emerging oceans! prepared insights into rules and avid gamers that experience stalled development on weather swap and favourite substantial oil!and astute ideas for development a fresh power financial system and a filthy rich, sturdy destiny
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In what is now Iraq, the ancient Sumerians, Assyrians, and Babylonians collected the crude oil and asphalt (called “pitch” in the Bible) that seeped up from some locations along the Euphrates River. The Greek historian Herodotus mentions that the Babylonians even used asphalt in constructing the walls and towers of their great cities. And crude oil was used by the ancient Persians and Egyptians as a medicine for wounds, as well as fuel to light the homes of the nobles in their society. As far back as 8,000 years ago, natural gas played a religious role in the Baku region of present-day Azerbaijan.