Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism (Our Sustainable Future)

Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism (Our Sustainable Future)

Ozzie Zehner


We don’t have an power hindrance. we've got a intake problem. And this ebook, which takes target at adored assumptions concerning strength, deals refreshingly directly speak about what’s improper with the best way we predict and discuss the matter. even though we mostly think we will be able to clear up environmental issues of extra energy—more sun cells, wind generators, and biofuels—alternative applied sciences include their very own unwanted side effects and boundaries. How, for example, do sun cells reason damage? Why can’t engineers clear up wind power’s largest problem? Why won’t birth control remedy the matter of overpopulation mendacity on the center of our issues approximately power, and what will?

This useful, environmentally knowledgeable, and lucid publication persuasively argues for a metamorphosis of viewpoint. If intake is the matter, as Ozzie Zehner indicates, then we have to shift our concentration from suspect substitute energies to bettering social and political basics: walkable groups, more desirable intake, enlightened governance, and, such a lot significantly, women’s rights. the handfuls of first steps he deals are unusually easy. for example, he introduces an easy sticky label that can provide a better effect than the entire nation’s sun cells. He uncovers why carbon taxes won’t remedy our strength demanding situations (and provides taxes that could). eventually, he explores how destiny environmentalists will specialize in equally clean choices which are cheap, fresh, and will truly increase our well-being.

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