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Ethyl War: Henry Ford, Charles Kettering, Bill Holmberg and the Fuel of the Future is a book about the agrarian, engineering and political battles over petroleum and biofuels. Based on both mass media and archival research, the book begins with the surprising history of fuels before petroleum, considers the fight between the whiskey trust and the oil trust, examines the battle for octane, and looks at the modern ethanol industry and its critics. The history of renewable energy in general, and ethanol fuel in particular, has all too often been overlooked or distorted for reasons that were never entirely supportable. These include, for example, the way traditional energy industries once dominated the field, or the way historians gravitate to "success" stories. But what if those traditional industries are no long paragons of success? What happens when great social and technological changes are in the wind? That’s when we turn to serious history. As Thucydides said, we need history as a guide to the future, and as a possession for all time — especially in approaching controversial questions like ethanol for fuel.

Brilliant! Exploring the history of Renewable Energy is a book about the long and surprising history of solar, wind, biofuels and water, and the conflicts between engineering and policy that emerged in the mass media. As French engineer Augustine Mouchot predicted in 1873: “The time will arrive when the industry of Europe will cease to find those natural resources, so necessary for it. Petroleum springs and coal mines are not inexhaustible but are rapidly diminishing in many places. Will man, then, return to the power of water and wind? Or will he emigrate where the most powerful source of heat sends its rays to all? History will show what will come.” What has come, it turns out, is bitter, ongoing debate about the social construction and deterministic qualities of energy technologies.

Ethyl War: Henry Ford, Charles Kettering, Bill Holmberg and the Fuel of the Future is a book about the agrarian, engineering and political battles over petroleum and biofuels. Based on both mass media and archival research, the book begins with the surprising history of fuels before petroleum, considers the fight between the whiskey trust and the oil trust, examines the battle for octane, and looks at the modern ethanol industry and its critics. The history of renewable energy in general, and ethanol fuel in particular, has all too often been overlooked or distorted for reasons that were never entirely supportable. These include, for example, the way traditional energy industries once dominated the field, or the way historians gravitate to "success" stories. But what if those traditional industries are no long paragons of success? What happens when great social and technological changes are in the wind? That’s when we turn to serious history. As Thucydides said, we need history as a guide to the future, and as a possession for all time — especially in approaching controversial questions like ethanol for fuel.

Brilliant! Exploring the history of Renewable Energy is a book about the long and surprising history of solar, wind, biofuels and water, and the conflicts between engineering and policy that emerged in the mass media. As French engineer Augustine Mouchot predicted in 1873: “The time will arrive when the industry of Europe will cease to find those natural resources, so necessary for it. Petroleum springs and coal mines are not inexhaustible but are rapidly diminishing in many places. Will man, then, return to the power of water and wind? Or will he emigrate where the most powerful source of heat sends its rays to all? History will show what will come.” What has come, it turns out, is bitter, ongoing debate about the social construction and deterministic qualities of energy technologies.