The Future of Clean Energy
Who Wins and Who Loses as the World Goes Green
About the Book
Most books on clean energy are so data-driven and scientific that they’re all but impossible to understand. Fortunately, this isn’t one of them. Visionary author Gary Schwendiman answers the energy sector’s biggest questions in a way that anyone can understand and appreciate. This is as much a book for investors and political leaders as it is for the casual reader with an interest in how we’re going to solve some of the world’s most difficult environmental and economic problems.
How can we combat global warming?
How can we grow the global economy?
How can we turn the lights on for the 1.5 billion people in the world who currently lack access to electricity?
How can we provide all the additional fuel we’ll need when the number of vehicles worldwide doubles from 1 billion to 2 billion by 2030?
This book answers all these questions in a fun, lighthearted, engaging way. It compares the future of clean energy to a football season that concludes with what Schwendiman calls “The Clean Energy Bowl.” Join him as he examines each energy source as if it were a football team, comparing and contrasting the strongest players until he arrives at the ultimate conclusion: the team best positioned to completely change the world.
During the next few decades, the game will be rough, but the rewards significant. When the dust settles, the environment will be cleaner, the economy stronger, and the world more peaceful. So pack up the tailgate party. Grab your tickets. Get ready for kickoff!
About the Author
GARY SCHWENDIMAN graduated with honors from Washington State University and earned his Master of Science and PhD degrees from Brigham Young University. As cofounder of a private equity firm that invests in clean energy, he has given presentations on clean energy in 26 states and 10 foreign countries.
He was a professor at the General Motors Institute. He served for 17 years as the Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska. As Dean, he provided academic leadership for 70 PhD faculty members, 3,000 undergraduate students, and 150 graduate students. He has served on the boards of directors of five corporations.
He is the father of five children and grand-father of 14. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.