Introduction

There's a big disruption coming to the world of energy. Actually, it's a combination of three separate, yet connected developments, which are each disruptions in their own right. I call it the Energy Disruption Triangle. It's going to completely change the way we generate, use, and store energy. It's a “black swan” event that few people see coming.

The disruption coming to energy is going to affect nearly all of humanity. So, this book is for everyone. Reading this book will give you an excellent understanding of just how life changing this disruption will be. If you drive a car, within 20 years, you'll probably be driving an electric one. Two or three decades from now, most of the electricity you use won't come from fossil fuel or nuclear power plants. The ability to economically store electricity and use it when we want to is something we've never been able to do since the dawn of the electric age.

I decided to write this book now primarily because no one has written about this before. There have been bits and pieces, but no one has pulled all three sides of the Energy Disruption Triangle together…until now. I think it's important for everyone to understand the magnitude of the disruption and the positive changes that come along for the ride. Global warming will become a thing of the past. That's right, greenhouse gas emissions will start dropping rapidly, as the use of fossil fuels declines. The air in our cities will clear up. The morning “smog report” in Los ...

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