During this past month I got around to reading Jeff Goodell‘s book “Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future“. I came across this book after reading “Power To Save The World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy“; it seems appropriate to read up on what’s actually powering us now, instead of the ideal power source.
Jeff Goodell is a contributing editor to both Rolling Stone and The New York Times. He wrote the New York Times bestseller book “Our Story: 77 Hours That Tested Our Friendship and Our Faith“, which covered the Quecreek Mine accident of 2002. From this writing experience, he became interested in the coal industry as a whole. What he finds there is a grim reminder of America’s energy reality.