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The Future of Clean Energy



The Future of Clean Energy

About the Author: Gary Schwendiman, Ph.D.

In his groundbreaking new book, The Future of Clean Energy, Dr. Gary Schwendiman details the startling truths he uncovered during ten years of research in clean energy. Most popular beliefs about the future of clean energy are simply wrong, and most governments waste billions of dollars on the wrong green initiatives. Written for the casual reader, Schwendiman’s book presents the facts in an accessible, compelling, and—most importantly—entertaining way. 

Dr. Schwendiman cofounded one of the first private equity firms in the United States to invest exclusively in clean energy. He has given presentations on clean energy topics in 26 states and 10 foreign countries. Prior to that, he dedicated much of his long career to studying, working, and contributing to energy and fuel production.

Highlights from Dr. Schwendiman's Experience

  • Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska. He was the academic leader of 70 Ph.D. faculty, 3,000 undergraduates, and 350 master’s and Ph.D. students. During his 17 years as Dean, he developed 33 new programs for students, including one that specialized in corn and ethanol and one that taught the development and use of energy technology.
  • Ten years as Director of Research for a team of analysts that conducted a detailed study of long-term investment (20 to 40 years) for energy produced by wind, solar, nuclear, geothermal, hydroelectric, natural gas, and coal.
  • Professor at the prestigious General Motors Institute, where his work with managers and executives from various operating divisions at the General Motors Corporation shaped his unique knowledge and understanding of the automotive industry.
  • Appointed by the Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission (FDIC) as one of eight professors nationwide to serve for five years on a special committee to analyze the failure and subsequent restructuring of the Savings and Loan industry.
  • Expert on agricultural finance and consultant for 10 years to the board of directors and 36 top executives of the U.S. Farm Credit Bank. The bank has $208 billion dollars in loans outstanding, and is ranked one of the top ten agricultural banks in the world.
  • Consultant to the Gerald Gentleman coal plant, one of the largest coal-fired electricity plants in the United States. Member of the National Agribusiness Education Commission, responsible for developing new nationwide innovative programs for 50 large universities.
  • Consultant to high-level executives at the Cooper Nuclear Power Plant in Nebraska.
  • Professor at Marshall University and the University of Nebraska, where he taught statistics, probability theory, research methodology, and experimental design.
  • Graduated with honors from Washington State University and earned his Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees from Brigham Young University.
  • Wrote numerous papers on a wide range of global clean energy topics, including worldwide fuel production and use, electric and hybrid vehicles, comparative efficiencies of clean energy production, and macroeconomic supply and demand models for clean energy.

This vast experience led Schwendiman to uncover the truths about which clean energy technologies will win and which technologies will lose as the world goes green. These truths will be shocking to most people, making The Future of Clean Energy a must-read for everyone from political leaders to energy executives to casual readers with an interest in how we’re going to solve some of the world’s most difficult environmental and economic problems. Schwendiman is the father of five children and grandfather of 14. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.