The Powers That Be
- Scott Montgomery
- Publisher: University of Chicago Press
- Date: 2010
Energy is the basis for modern society–food, water, shelter all depend on it directly. What is the nature of our energy landscape and where might it be headed? Thirty years ago, our global energy landscape did not look remarkably different from what it does today. Three or four decades from now, it will be radically changed: how, realistically, will this happen?
Powers that Be gives an insider account of realities and choices the world faces. Montgomery, a former geoscientist in the energy industry, evaluates each energy source while analyzing the roles of geopolitics, technology, climate change, public opinion, and government action. Few other books are so thorough and thus indispensable to grasping these kinds of issues, realities, and possible solutions to what we face in this critical realm.