Power Politics: Fix the Grid!
Grappling with Gridlock and Getting to Net-Zero

Written by Pervez S. Agwan

Coming Soon: Spring 2022

80% of American adults desire that the U.S. government prioritize developing alternative and renewable energy sources [1]. Why has our country failed to make the large-scale progress needed to meet internationally accepted climate and energy benchmarks? In the last 20 years, why has there not been substantial legislation passed, or fundamentally sound climate and energy policy proposals to shift our country to a more sustainable energy sector? Our country’s climate policy fumblings and sustainability quandaries are by malicious design, and our shortcomings are being merrily exploited by fossil fuel interests, carbon-heavy industries, and crooked politicians [2].

This book details the history of the billions of dollars of fossil fuel and coal money that is preventing domestic sustainable development [3]. The book also dives into the recent failures of Texas’ electricity grid, and how dark money is holding Texans hostage in the brutal summer heat, and deadly winter freezes. This is an energy and politics focused book, that not only provides a broad audience with the actors responsible for our lack of energy progress, but also provides a path-work for fixing the structural and political issues we face on our path to Net-Zero emissions, and a more sustainable future.

[1] Tyson, A., & Kennedy, B. (2020, June 23). Two-Thirds of Americans Think Government Should Do More on Climate. Pew Research Center. https://www.pewresearch.org/science/2020/06/23/two-thirds-of-americans-think-government-should-do-more-on-climate/

[2] Mayer, J. (2017). Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right (Illustrated ed.). Anchor.

[3] Fang, L., & Surgey, N. (2018, February 25). Koch Document Reveals Laundry List of Policy Victories Extracted From the Trump Administration. The Intercept. https://theintercept.com/2018/02/25/koch-brothers-trump-administration/

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