We are hooked on power. Whether driving our cars or lighting our cities, we rely on it for everything. We fight wars over it. We pollute our planet for it. But the price is becoming too high. Is there a better way to meet our energy needs? How can we move to cleaner, safer, and more reliable sources of energy? These are difficult and urgent questions, and answering them will require not merely technical solutions, but what Thomas Homer-Dixon calls social ingenuity.
In Fueling the Future: How the Battle Over Energy is Changing Everything, editors Andrew Heintzman and Evan Solomon bring together Homer-Dixon and other leading thinkers to apply their ingenuity to energy. They identify the most promising new energy technologies and what role the oil companies will play in the future. They envision the hydrogen economy and analyze whether the fuel cell, wind, and solar energy will be the keys to the next great industrial revolution. They discover who the current innovators are and how we can implement their ideas.
The contributors comprise a veritable who's who of the energy world. The keen ananlysis and often competing visions of these energy luminaries will impress you, inspire you and perhaps even anger you. The ingenuity that they bring to bear on difficult problems will certainly surprise you.
Fueling the Future is the first installment of the Ingenuity Project, an annual multimedia series. Each year the editors will gather togetehr the best and brightest minds from around the world in order to provide practical and ingeniuous solutions to the complex problems facing us all. The Ingenuity Project includes radio, television, and Web programs with the CBC and a magazine partnership with Maclean's.