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Cheap and Clean

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"Cheap and Clean: How Americans Think About Energy in the Age of Global Warming"

By Stephen Ansolabehere and David M. Konisky
MIT Press, $27.95

Reviewed by JENNIFER WEEKS

How do Americans think about energy choices?

What kinds of new power plants and delivery systems are the public likely to accept, and what types and levels of risk will consumers tolerate in return for reliable energy supplies?

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"Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy"

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"Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy"

By Jeremy Shere
St. Martin’s Press, $25.99

Reviewed by STEFAN MILKOWSKI

Reading Jeremy Shere’s “Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy,” you can’t help but think – lament, even regret – what might have been.

If only President Lincoln had taxed kerosene as much as alcohol during the Civil War, our cars might run on biofuels today.

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"Carbon Shock"

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"Carbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of the Disrupted Global Economy – How Carbon Is Changing the Cost of Everything"

By Mark Shapiro
Chelsea Green Publishing, $26

Reviewed by TOM HENRY

Meaningful progress on addressing climate change isn’t just being impeded by those who deny the science behind it.

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