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October 24 2012

Degrowth1

Green Illusions: The Dirty Tricks of Clean Energy as well as the Way ahead for Environmentalism




Energy book
We don’t provide an energy crisis. There exists a consumption crisis. And also this book, that takes are designed for cherished assumptions regarding energy, offers refreshingly straight talk wireless about what’s wrong using the approach we take to think and talk about the problem. Though we generally believe we could solve environmental issues with more energy-more solar cells, wind turbines, and biofuels-alternative technologies include their very own negative effects and limitations. How, for instance, do cells do harm? Why can’t engineers solve wind power’s biggest obstacle? Why won’t contraception solve the issue of overpopulation, lying in the middle of our own concerns about energy, and just what will?


Energy book
This practical, environmentally informed, and lucid book persuasively argues for something different of perspective. If consumption will be the problem, as Ozzie Zehner suggests, we have to shift our focus far from suspect alternative energies and toward improving social and political fundamentals: walkable communities, improved consumption, enlightened governance, and, especially, women’s rights. The a large number of steps he offers are surprisingly straightforward. For example, he introduces a simple sticker that promises a larger impact than all the nation’s solar cells. He uncovers why carbon taxes won’t solve our energy challenges (and presents two taxes that may). Finally, he explores how future environmentalists will focus on similarly fresh alternatives which can be affordable, clean, and will actually improve wellbeing.
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