"This text argues we're not going to solve the energy problem by convincing everyone to live like it's 1900 because that's not a good thing. Instead of reverting to the past, we have to build a future where we get energy from new places, use it in new ways, and do more with less. Clean coal? Natural gas? Nuclear? Electric cars? We'll need them all. When you look at the numbers, you'll find that we'll still be using fossil fuels, nuclear, and renewables for decades to come. Looks at new battery technology, smart grids, passive buildings, decentralized generation, clean coal, and carbon sequestration. These are buzzwords now, but they'll be a part of your world soon. For many people, they already are"-- Making apple pie from scratch -- One in a quadrillion -- The efficiency paradox -- The Emerald City -- A box full of lighting -- Good and good enough -- The view from Merriam's Peak -- The take-charge challenge -- The olive green revolution -- The default option -- Home fries -- Bigger little -- Good citizens of the grid.