Alternative energy is the current favorite buzzword among politicians and others, but we don't have a supportable and sustainable infrastructure to support it. Our political and economic systems are also too much in turmoil to be able to handle the changes needed. Yes, we need to wean ourselves off of our dependency on oil, but it will take time. We need a viable interim solution, and that is what "Viable Energy Now: When Energy, Economics, and Politics Converge" is all about. It looks at the intersection of politics and economics as it pertains to energy. It offers that all important viable alternative-clean burning synthetic fuels made from coal. It helps us understand the political and economic changes needed to make this transition to alternative fuels possible. In short, Viable Energy Now offers a set of realistic policies for us to meet the energy challenge of today and in the future. Carefully written and impeccably argued, it may just renew your outlook on politics and our ability to do something about it!