Joe McHugh
A Techno-Thriller about the Perils of Energy Capitalism and the Nature of Time

Kilowatt tells the story of Reb Morgan and Alice Carpenter, journalists from a small community radio station in the mountains of northern California, who embark upon a perilous journey into the very heart of corporate America. EnerTex, a Texas-based energy company with close ties to the White House, claims to have discovered a revolutionary process for generating electricity that is both environmentally “clean” and affordable. But they refuse to reveal the details of this new technology under the pretense that to do so would threaten national security. Has EnerTex successfully found a way to address the world’s pressing energy needs and avoid global warming? Or have they, instead, opened a veritable Pandora’s box that could endanger the future beyond imagining?
Kilowatt by Joe McHugh
Ruff Tales
Other Titles by Joe McHugh
Better Than Money
The Flying Santa
© copyright 2007
"Kilowatt looks the looming electrical energy crisis in the eye and doesn't blink. Neither will you once you read this compelling book. McHugh has spun an inspiring and entertaining tale about how ordinary working people can stand up to powerful corporate interests."
Jim Hightower
Nationally syndicated radio commentator and author of Thieves In High Places.
Slaying the Gorgon The Rise of the Storytelling Industrial Complex
In Slaying the Gorgon, traditional storyteller and public radio producer Joe McHugh offers a fascinating and provocative look at how we tell stories in the modern age given the dynamic and transforming influence of new technologies. From the venerated saints and cathedrals of the Middle Ages to the pop stars and cineplexes of today, he explains why images and sound are increasingly supplanting the authority of the printed word, and by so doing, radically altering the cultural, economic, and political landscape in the United States and around the world.
The Rise of the Storytelling Industrial Complex
“In Slaying the Gorgon, Joe McHugh reminds us that it is only the softer, more human voice that allows us to make sense of it all. In this book of great wisdom and deep humanity, we are able to see the world both as it is, and as we wish it to be.”
~Jeffrey Dvorkin, director, Journalism Program, University of Toronto and former vice-president and head of news for National Public Radio