Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy

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Green Illusions:

The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism (Our Sustainable Future)
by Ozzie Zehner

Available on Amazon

  We don’t have an energy crisis. We have a consumption crisis. And this book, which takes aim at cherished assumptions regarding energy, offers refreshingly straight talk about what’s wrong with the way we think and talk about the problem. Though we generally believe we can solve environmental problems with more energy—more solar cells, wind turbines, and biofuels—alternative technologies come with their own side effects and limitations. How, for instance, do solar cells cause harm? Why can’t engineers solve wind power’s biggest obstacle? Why won’t contraception alone solve the problem of overpopulation, lying at the heart of our concerns about energy, and what will?    

About the Author: Ozzie Zehner

Ozzie_ZehnerOzzie Zehner is the author of Green Illusions and a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. His recent publications include public science pieces in Christian Science Monitor, The American Scholar, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The Humanist, The Futurist, and Women’s Studies Quarterly. He has appeared on PBS, BBC, CNN, MSNBC, and regularly guest lectures at universities and public policy organizations.

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