Amanda Little has published widely on energy, technology, and the environment. Her columns on green politics and innovation have appeared on Grist.org, Salon.com, and in Outside magazine. Her articles have been published in the New York Times magazine, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Wired, New York Magazine, In Style, Men's Journal, and the Washington Post. She is the recipient of the Jane Bagley Lehman Award for excellence in environmental journalism. She lives with her husband and daughter in Nashville, Tennessee.
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After reading Amanda Little’s investigation into our use of oil, gas and electricity, I feel the key to this book lies in the subtitle, a ride to a renewable future. There are things being done, too little and perhaps too late but enough to give the reader a feeling of cautious optimism. Also welcomed was the fact that Amanda Little includes subjects like military and agricultural use of oil, together with societies love affair with plastics. There’s facts and figures here but the strength of Power Trip lies in its readability, Amanda Little is the Eric Schlosser of the power circuit.Like for Like ReadingThe End of Oil: The Decline of the Petroleum Economy & the Rise of a New Energy Order, Paul RobertsHalf Gone: Oil, Gas, Hot Air and the Global Energy Crisis, Jeremy Leggett