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Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy

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Fossil fuel energy is the lifeblood of the modern world. Before the Industrial Revolution, humanity depended on burning wood and candle wax. But with the ability to harness the energy in oil and other fossil fuels, quality of life and capacity for progress increased exponentially. Thanks to incredible innovations in the energy industry, fossil fuels are as promising, safe, ...more
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Matt
Jun 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The authors very convincingly present the case not only for not rolling back, but for increasing, the widespread use of fossil fuels. This is outright heresy in most quarters of the modern world, but most, if not all, of the "green" orthodoxy with which we have been inculcated is based on faulty logic, hyperbole, misrepresentation, or outright lies. Moore and White tackle these one at a time, clearly, and convincingly.

Two things did peeve me a little, however. First, the authors tend to repeat
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Ann Bridges
Mar 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Moore makes a convincing argument about how fossil fuels are the engine behind the incredible increase in standard of living across the globe in the 19th and 20th centuries. While much accolades are given to the brains behind the inventions, it is also true that without harnessing power beyond human and animal muscles, we would not be much further along--certainly, we'd still be earthbound. We need to stand up and applaud those who got their hands dirty powering our revolutions--industrial AND ...more
Vance
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: energy
The authors, Kathleen Hartnett White and Steve Moore, provide a thorough historical and economic perspective on the benefit of fossil fuels.

By taking a deep look into the efficiency of energy sources and costs of producing them, the authors show that fossil fuels are the lifeblood of the US economy. This really started around the time of the Industrial Revolution, which the authors connect with the rise of fossil fuels as a primary factor that drives economic prosperity.

Many countries and
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Joey Hawkey
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Educational, interesting, and a bit bias.

I read this book in ignorance of what's going on with the energy industry. I thought that green energy was good, and still do. But this book presents the facts that green energy still needs some more technological advances before we can really rely on it. "Coal keeps the lights on" and along with oil and natural gas, these 3 resources are vital for our country. Facts, charts, and some history help make this book believable, with a good list of sources.
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Dean
Jul 09, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sorry to tell my Tesla friends that they may not be leaving the small carbon footprint they think. Two thirds of electricity comes from coal and natural gas. The electricity doesn't come from the plug!
Ronald J.
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good follow-up to "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels." Also does a good job debunking climate change, and discussing the "science" behind how fossil fuels save lives and lift the poor. Also lays out a plan at the end of the book to tap USA energy resources and shrink our debt.
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