Mark Schlatter's Reviews > $20 Per Gallon: How the Rising Cost of Gasoline Will Radically Change Our Lives

$20 Per Gallon by Christopher Steiner
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Sep 26, 2011

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bookshelves: shreve, overdrive

There's lots of good stuff in the book, especially when the energy discussion intersects the author's civil engineering background. I especially liked the coverage of cogeneration, the need for a high-speed rail system, and the distribution possibilities for electric car batteries. But I felt like the attempt to break down what happens at $6 a gallon gas, $8 a gallon gas, etc... were too forced. I would preferred a focus on sectors of the economy (and how rising gas prices would affect them) rather than the data-light predictions.

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