"This second edition of a three-volume set on the development of alternative energy resources is intended for students but also will interest readers who wish to know more about the topic and the science behind the different sources of alternative energy."
--Reference & Research Book News, August 2012
"This set presents many of the issues and challenges involved in using new and existing energy sources...Examples from China, France, Iceland, Zambia and lots of U.S. states give a global view. Color photos, diagrams and sidebars are informative and attractive and add to the user's understanding."
--Booklist, September 1, 2007
"This three-volume set is aimed at a junior high school audience, and so may be forgiven for over-simplifying certain issues, such as the variety of nuclear reactor designs available, or the difficulties of survival facing our pretechnological ancestors...this set would be suitable for a junior high school collection."
--ARBA, March 2007
"This set discusses the energy crisis, currently used fuels, and alternative fuels in an easily comprehended manner; however the text is not watered down and includes enough depth for more advanced students. Both science and social studies classes would benefit from this set as the scientific, social, and political ramifications of current and emerging energy sources are discussed. The science teacher I asked to examine these volumes described them as a great resource for teachers and students."
--Library Media Connection, March 1, 2007
"...the set is well-organized and clearly written and will be used in middle- and high-school libraries."
--Booklist, February 1, 2007
"Though aimed at middle school and high school students, this guide would serve public libraries as an introduction to an important issue."
--John Lawrence, December 2006
"This will be useful for interested students in middle school as well as high school."
-- Reference for Students, November 2006