•“A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow" by Joshua S. Goldstein and Staffan A. Qvist.
•“Electrifying Our World, for climate, for people, with fission” by Robert Hargraves, January 29, 2021. This book arises from an adult education course given at Dartmouth 2020-2021. It is a great tutorial including energy basics, renewables, hydrogen, electric vehicles, batteries, fear of radiation, all energy sectors, etc. The whole book of 311 pages is free at https://electrifyingourworld.com or it can be ordered as kindle or paper copies from Amazon.
•“Shorting the Grid: the Hidden Fragility of Our Electric Grid” by Meredith Angwin, 2020. This book is a must-read for our regulators and state legislators. A startling statistic Angwin cites is that for every 0.88MW of renewables we place on the grid, 1.0MW of backup (usually gas) is required. The book is a wake-up call that exposes the short-comings of our policies and how they are leading to the real potential of rolling blackouts in New England. The prospects of winter days with no electricity are terrifying.
•“Power to Save the World, the truth about nuclear energy” by Gwyneth Cravens, 2007. Although the book is not new, its information is timeless. Cravens is a journalist, unconnected to the nuclear industry. My personal view of nuclear energy was that I would not support it until scientists and engineers had figured out what to do with the waste. Craven’s book presents in great detail at least 3 methods of waste disposal. She also examines the extensive studies that were done after the Chernobyl accident, and her reporting convinces me that the fear generated over that accident is way overblown.
*Super Fuel, by Richard Martin
*Terrestrial Energy, by William Tucker
*Thorium, Energy Cheaper than Coal, by Robert Hargraves
*The First Nuclear Era, by Alvin Weinberg
*Atomic Awakenings, by James Mahaffey
*The Nuclear Energy Option, by Bernard Cohe