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Energy for Future Presidents by Richard A. Muller
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A nice intro to the energy sectors, covering the main traditional and alternative energy sources (both how they work and their costs and future possibilities), discussing the (lower than you'd think) impact of more recent energy catastrophes like Fukushima, and nicely reviewing energy policy options through the contrasting perspectives of energy security and environmental/global warming concerns.

The main two downsides are (1) that the book was published seven years ago and is already in some respects out of date, and (2) that the author (in my opinion) errs a bit too much on the side of being conservative/skeptical/preferring energy security above environmental concerns. Still a good intro to the sector.
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