About The WATT? An Energy 101 Primer
This ebook (available on multiple platforms) provides a comprehensive overview of energy in the U.S. Consider it your starting point to becoming a more active, energy-literate citizen able to take on BIG challenges.
Energy is one of the world's largest industries, and it's intimately intertwined with the global economy and environment. If we can solve our great global energy challenges we will also solve many of our biggest environmental, social, health and economic challenges. Yet for all the wide-eyed, hopeful talk about building out the clean, renewable energy economy of the 21st century, there's a serious lack of understanding about what energy actually is, how it powers our lives, what problems it causes, what problems it solves, and – perhaps most importantly – the enormous scale of our energy challenges.
In short: we need, as a society, to become more energy literate. And that’s where The WATT? An Energy 101 Primer comes in handy.
"I think The WATT? is an excellent, comprehensive resource--especially of the electrical system in the US. For new hires into the industry it’s a must read."
"I am impressed by the fair and balanced energy assessment and analysis in this great resource. It's really easy to read, the graphics are great and I wish all my textbooks looked like that."
"The WATT? breaks down the large and complex field of energy into 8 readable chapters. The information and resources provided are valuable to anyone trying to further understand America's relationship with energy and how this may be changing with time."
"For people interested in working on the business side of alternative energy, The WATT? provides a fascinating and very well-designed overview of the energy sector. Beyond just the levelized cost of electricity, The WATT? has helped me see opportunities and challenges in the sector, as well as some of the ways different technologies may work together."
Editorial Advisory Committee
Nelson Beers III
Elido Luis Belliard Diaz
Sherry & Wesley Gassaway
Jens O. Meiert
Joan Minguet Viladot
Rafael O. Morales
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