Author asserts Natural Gas is the future for America’s energy

Natural gas holds the future of America’s energy in its hand, asserts Robert Bryce, author and managing editor of the Energy Tribune in his latest book, Power Hungry: The Myths of “Green” Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future.

Power Hungry Book coverBryce, a keynote speaker at Kentucky’s Oil & Gas Association’s annual convention in June, boldly breaks down how promised “green” energy sources such as wind and solar power will not work for America, like energy experts and the government would like us to believe.

In Power Hungry, Bryce basis his theories on four imperatives that the energy business is policed by, and always has been. He says power density, energy density, cost and scale determine the value and future of energy sources, which is why leaving hydrocarbons such as oil, gas and coal behind, will be costly and time-consuming.

Bryce loves to use numbers and large numbers at that, to prove his points and show how data can really tell the truth in this energy battle that has become just as political as it is economical.

In his first chart of the book, in the introduction, he shows how “green” options such as wind and solar power only produced less than 25 percent of the amount of energy that Oklahoma alone did with natural gas in an entire year.

Bryce explains why natural gas and the transition then to nuclear power is the most viable energy option for the future, which is good news for gas producers nationwide, who are discovering easier, more reliable and faster ways to extract natural gas wells.

I haven’t even finished reading the book and I find it both fascinating and enlightening with how our future can look with continuing to use hydrocarbons as our energy source.

You can check out the book on Amazon here.

What do you think? Is Bryce on the right track? How does his predictions of the future bode with your businesses? Do you too think natural gas production could be the future of our energy?


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