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mobi µ ZOOM The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future ð ebook read · iain carson Û [Download] ➽ ZOOM The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future By Iain Carson – Zoom goes zero to sixty in nothing flat It's an exciting ride into the futureUstries of oil and autos to change as never beforeDrawing on years of industry research including dozens of interviews with motor and energy executives top policymakers and latter day Fords and Edisons Carson and Vaitheeswaran explain How Toyota became the world's largest automaker through innovation and superior performance Why American politicians have for decades failed to address our energy issues and global warming and how grassroots movements along with individual entrepreneurs innovators and outsiders are making real reform possible How these Green revolutionaries are creating new products powered by hydrogen electricity bio fuels and digital technologyAs political leaders debate our energy environmental and economic future Zoom offers a lucid and visionary portrait of what that future could be Anyone planning to vote will find compelling truth in its assertions and conclusio Listened to the abridged audio version of this and really enjoyed it The book offers a balanced look at the history behind our addiction to oil some glimpses of amazing new technology and an optimistic yet cautionary conclusion and call to arms It is narrated by one of the authors Vijay Vaitheeswaran and I enjoyed his presentation Plus I met Vijay a couple of years ago when he was on campus for a faculty event and I had my picture taken with him how cool is that

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Zoom goes Global Race PDFEPUB #192 zero to sixty in nothing flat It's an exciting ride into the future of the world's favorite physical object the automobile Gregg Easterbrook author of THE PROGRESS PARADOX Zoom offers a new way to think about cars and energy that's key to understanding the forces shaping business today ZOOM The ePUB #199 It's smart well informed and insightful exactly what one would expect from two of The Economist's best journalists Chris Anderson author of THE LONG TAIL Zoom puts oil in its sights and sueezes off one telling round after another Car lovers will see a sunny future with other The Global Race to Fuel Kindle fuels OPEC a The Global Race PDF #205 steadily darkening twilight R James Woolsey VP Booz Allen Hamilton former Director of Central Intelligence An incisive analysis of the end of the petroleum age including all its repercussions and opportuniti Well I really interested in 'future energy' and this book is absolutely in my shopping list I hope I can buy or get it soon Looks like it's contain a 'pro and contra' stuffs really fascinating and challenging to readfinally I have bought this book at Kinokuniya 209000 IDR worth the price yes I'll write some review about this book later after I finish reading it

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ZOOM The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the FutureEs Vinod Khosla Khosla Ventures Oil is the problem Cars are the solution Those two simple sentences by the authors of The Global Race to Fuel Kindle Zoom define the scope of their illuminating and important book an examination of a transformation in business and culture that is occurring before our eyes We are living in the midst of a Great Awakening People are seeking environmentally sound alternatives to gas guzzlers Detroit's reign is over Oil companies despite their billion dollar profits could be on the brink of extinction if they don't adapt And citizens all too aware that these industries have lobbied politicians into gridlock over energy policy are mobilizing to support leaders who advocate new policies In Zoom Iain Carson and Vijay V Vaitheeswaran award winning correspondents for The Economist show why and how geopolitical and economic forces are compelling the linked ind Some thoughts on Zoom The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the FutureThis 2007 book is written by two correspondents for The Economist and provides a US centric view of the geopolitical and economic forces that link Big Oil and Big Auto and of the potential for a hydrogen economy to resolve the environmental issues surrounding the burning of fossil fuels The first six chapters provide a rather disjointed overview of the history of cars and oil companies and the efforts that these industries have made to preserve their dominant positions While interesting the book really begins in Part III with a discussion of the growth of Asian economies and the impact that increasing car ownership will have on the environment and the oil supply The following two chapters talk about clean fuels and smart cars and of the need for political change in Washington to level the playing field and allow clean energy to developFor some time I have been thinking about the role that business will play in solving the energy environmental issues that we face today This book presents the first argument that I have read for something which I believe is key – that the price of fuel needs to reflect its true cost to society including externalities such as security health and environmental harm It is ludicrous that the price of petrol is so low in the USA but the true cost needs to account for than simply the huge subsidies provided to highly profitable oil majors Think for example how much the price would rise if the cost of the Ira wars were included I must point out that while the authors do talk about the cost of energy security they don’t suggest that the Ira wars were about the oil Zoom proposes five points1 Americans need to pay honest prices for fossil fuels The price of gasoline must reflect the true cost to society imposed by its environmental geopolitical and economic harm This would level the playing field so that clean alternatives have a fighting chance2 The business of business is business Don’t expect corporations to act out of goodwill charity or “corporate social responsibility” to tackle oil addiction There is nothing immoral or surprising about oil companies selling oil or car companies selling SUVs3 Leave it to the market to pick the winners History shows that it is disastrous to expect the government to back promising technologies It’s best to leave this to the dynamism of markets and entrepreneurs4 Government must act While bureaucrats should not push favoured technologies there is a clear case for government intervention in energy and environmental policy due to the costly externalities involved in burning fossil fuels5 Individual action is the essential catalyst for change The key to driving change in America’s political system is grassroots involvementI am inclined to agree with all of these points I was hoping to learn about a potential hydrogen economy but nevertheless enjoyed this book and was very interested in the economic arguments presented here