New kid on the block.

New kid on the block.

 
Russell Gold’s Superpower is a page-turning tale of American energy, ingenuity and fortune.
— Eliza Griswold, author of Amity and Prosperity, recipient of the 2019 Pulitzer Price for nonfiction
With propulsive storytelling, Russell Gold presents one of America’s most ambitious and groundbreaking projects for renewable energy. Following larger-than-life men and women seeking to reshape the current energy landscape, Superpower is an essential, compelling look into the future of the nation’s power grid.
— Bryan Burrough, author of Public Enemies and The Big Rich

The never-before-told story of an epic attempt to build the largest renewable energy project in the country, Superpower offers a fascinating look at business in the time of climate change. The story follows wind and transmission pioneer Michael Skelly as the renewable energy industry grows up and takes on the incumbent fossil fuel companies. It offers looks at Minnesota farmers who revolted against an energy project, a rock visionary turned energy financier, a group of students in the 1970s who erected a wind turbine on New York’s East Village to take on Con Edison and many more people who helped turn the wind and solar industry into a reality..