Green Illusions

The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism
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Green Illusions
Bindwijze: Paperback


  • Engels
  • 464 pagina's
  • University Of Nebraska Press
  • juni 2012
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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 solve the problem of overpopulation lying at the heart of our concerns about energy, and what will? This practical, environmentally informed, and lucid book persuasively argues for a change of perspective. If consumption is the problem, as Ozzie Zehner suggests, then we need to shift our focus from suspect alternative energies to improving social and political fundamentals: walkable communities, improved consumption, enlightened governance, and, most notably, women's rights. The dozens of first steps he offers are surprisingly straightforward. For instance, he introduces a simple sticker that promises a greater impact than all of the nation's solar cells. He uncovers why carbon taxes won't solve our energy challenges (and presents two taxes that could). Finally, he explores how future environmentalists will focus on similarly fresh alternatives that are affordable, clean, and can actually improve our well-being. Watch a book trailer.

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Auteur Ozzie Zehner
Soort Met illustraties
Taal Engels
Afmetingen 30x5830x3895 mm
Gewicht 680,00 gram
Druk 1
ISBN10 0803237758
ISBN13 9780803237759
Product breedte 152 mm
Product hoogte 32 mm
Product lengte 229 mm

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