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Green Breakdown: The Coming Renewable Energy Failure

ISBN: 9780982499665
Binding: Paperback
Author: Steve Goreham
Foreword by: Mark P. Mills
Pages: 256
Trim: 7 x 9 inches
Published: 08/01/2023

Think wind, solar, and batteries can replace the hydrocarbon fuels that power our modern industrialized society? Green Breakdown shows why the Net Zero agenda—a forced transition to renewable energy—is costly, dangerous, and destined for failure. Using science, economics, and in-depth analysis, Steve Goreham exposes the weaknesses in the planned green energy transition and predicts a coming renewable energy failure.

Green Breakdown is a complete discussion of all facets of the proposed green energy transition, including hydrocarbon and renewable energy, biofuels, power plants, home appliances, electric vehicles, ships, airlines, heavy industry, carbon capture and storage, and the hydrogen economy. Goreham uses color charts and graphs, and references to numerous studies to support his arguments. At the same time, his large collection of cartoons, colorful images, and quotes grabs the reader's interest.

Green Breakdown is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the truth about energy production, energy use, and policies related to climate change.


Steve Goreham is a speaker, an author, a researcher on energy and environmental issues, and a former engineer and business executive. He's an independent columnist and a frequently invited guest on radio and television. He's the Executive Director of the Climate Science Coalition of America and an advisor to The Heartland Institute. Green Breakdown is his fourth book. Steve holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago.


"Steve Goreham's latest book, Green Breakdown, is masterful. He has few peers when it comes to connecting dots and explaining complex energy, environmental, economic, and climate issues in ways that high school students (and even judges, regulators, and legislators) can readily understand. Think wind, solar, and battery energy can replace the fossil fuels that power industrialized societies? Goreham explains why it's not possible, certainly not without disrupting and destroying the Earth we love with mines, processing plants, and industrial installations unprecedented in human history." - Paul Driessen, Senior Energy Policy Analyst for Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, Author

"Policy makers, business and industry leaders, and everyday citizens must read this book as soon as it comes out. Green Breakdown is filled with wonderful editorial cartoons and sidebars about crazy energy schemes 'to help save the planet.' If you only read one book this year, this must be it!" - Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris, International Climate Science Coalition

"Green Breakdown is a must read for anyone looking to uncover the truth about energy production, energy use, and policies related to climate change. Steve Goreham presents an in-depth yet easily understandable examination and explanation of all components of energy, environment, and climate policy. This is a book that just begs to be given to young adults seeking a beacon to guide their efforts to make the world a better place." - James Taylor, J. D., President, The Heartland Institute

"I love reading Steve Goreham's articles and books about climate issues. He has a unique ability to describe clearly the complex economic and technological issues involved and to do so in a way that offers important insights into the likely consequences if current trends continue. He makes an invaluable addition to the public's demand for more realism in climate policy." - Robert Lyman, Economist, Principal at ENTRANS Policy Research Group

"In this clearly written, well researched book, Steve Goreham debunks climate catastrophism and explains why the so-called Net Zero agenda—a forced march to an all-renewables plus battery-storage energy system—is costly, dangerous, and doomed to fail. Citizens who want to more effectively engage in the critical debate over America's energy future should read this book." - Marlo Lewis, Jr., Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute

"Steve Goreham's book, Green Breakdown, shows that our fossil fuels have created the miracle of modern transportation and provide most of our reliable electricity which enabled our enormous increase of wealth over the last 100 years. The book shows that the false ideology of climate catastrophe has put reliable energy under attack. The benefits of CO2 fertilization exceed all harmful effects of warming due to greenhouse gas emissions. Green Breakdown shows that Net Zero policies will be enormously harmful to civilization because wind and solar power are environmentally harmful and can't be made reliable by any cost-effective method. Capturing CO2 would be enormously expensive. The book is entertaining and easy to read, is jam packed with facts and great graphics, presents comical failed predictions and makes a mockery of many green energy proposals." - Ken Gregory, B.AppSc., P.Eng., Director, Friends of Science

"Green Breakdown guides us through the myriad issues associated with energy policies, as well as the issues in the hyper-politicized scientific debates around climate change. Writing a book about energy policies is a tough task precisely because there is so much ground to cover and because so much of what's important is inherently technical and has become hyper-politicized. Steve Goreham is up to that challenge." - Mark P. Mills, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

"Green Breakdown, Steve Goreham's latest, continues his tradition of using superior organization, glossy graphics, and key quotations to expose the corrupt underbelly of climate alarmism and the forced energy transformation. Recommended for general audiences." - Robert Bradley, Jr., PhD, CEO and Founder, Institute for Energy Research, Author