Massive solar farms are certainly newsworthy but—as the new book from The Atlantic's Senior Editor Alexis Madrigal shows—alternative energy is nothing new. Powering the Dream outlines the scientific, technological, and intellectual history of alternative energy in the United States and, in the process, confronts the major promises of and challenges to the future of carbon-free electricity.
Photo credit: Alexis Madrigal/Da Capo Press
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