Joe Shuster, like T. Boone Pickens, is a successful entrepreneur who has recognized that the world has an energy problem. His approach to the solution, however, is more technically sound.
Joe Shuster has founded or co-founded 8 companies in his 50 year career in engineering, consulting and manufacturing. His retirement project is to share what he has learned during a focused research effort to figure out how to solve the world’s energy, climate and water challenges.
His book, Beyond Fossil Fools: Roadmap to Energy Independence by 2040, is a clear eyed analytical approach to computing the scale of the problem, the possible approaches for solving the problem and his computation of the best way to minimize all of the challenges associated with continuing to enable an abundant lifestyle for human beings.
He has pledged that any proceeds from the book will be invested into energy research, he is spending 3-5 days per week talking with groups, schools, and conferences, and he is writing additional op-ed pieces in order to share his conclusion that the world needs to develop and expand the use of nuclear fission energy NOW. He believes that wind and solar have a role to play, but that they are destined to be bit players in the unfolding drama.