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A user's guide to energy in the 21st century. Everything you need to know about energy, a print and interactive e-book.
A user's guide to energy in the 21st century. Everything you need to know about energy, a print and interactive e-book.
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      Michele Benoit on December 20, 2012

      Hello, Focus the Nation! Can you tell me whether the hard copy of the books have been mailed? It's mid-December and I haven't yet received mine. I'm hoping to use the information with my classes. Please let me know the status.

      Michele Benoit

    2. Focus the Nation Creator on November 7, 2012

      Hi Albert - can you send an email to so we can verify your email address? We sent the pdf to an email address we have on file for you, I just don't want to post it here. Thanks so much!

      - Team FTN

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      Albert Hartman on November 7, 2012

      Got email saying you sent out PDFs. Haven't gotten mine yet?

    4. Adam Clarke on October 31, 2012

      Any idea on how long away the e-book is?

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      Jim on August 3, 2012

      My bad. Mid-September. I see the Est. Delivery date now. I'll read better next time. Looking forward to the book!

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      Jim on July 11, 2012

      Any ETA on the interactive books?

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      Joy Sian on June 6, 2012

      Congrats Ben and team on moving towards solutions!

    8. Taylor Prince on June 4, 2012

      Yay I pledged the last remaining dollars, good job on the fundraising yall.

    9. Focus the Nation Creator on May 17, 2012

      Of course! This resource will be entirely based on facts, stats, and science. Everyone involved agrees that the thoughtless and uninformed rhetoric and claims thrown around on all sides of the energy discussions are reductive and unhelpful. We'll be relying entirely on the best available science from the best available sources--the EIA, the IEA, etc. There's no agenda here besides making the American public better informed about what actually happens "beyond the light switch." I strongly suspect that advocates on all sides of the conventional/renewable/nuclear debates will be at least a little frustrated with the realities of this very large and very difficult challenge that we expose -- which is how we've done it right!

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      cathy baldassarre on May 17, 2012

      keep it fair and energy has been the most important factor in American"s admired lifestyles. alternative energy can complement fossil fuels at the present time but the payoff is decades away.

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      Eyal Frank on May 8, 2012

      Amazing, this is so needed. Kudos for the initiative.

    12. Ben Jervey on May 7, 2012

      Thanks so much, Christopher! That is definitely something we'd take into consideration in the future. For now we want to really nail this interactive version, which will itself have lots and lots of shorter "explainer" videos in it.

    13. Christopher B Kroll on May 7, 2012

      Great project. I would love to see this book made into movie form as well.