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The Resource Green illusions : the dirty secrets of clean energy and the future of environmentalism, Ozzie Zehner

Green illusions : the dirty secrets of clean energy and the future of environmentalism, Ozzie Zehner

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Green illusions : the dirty secrets of clean energy and the future of environmentalism
Title
Green illusions
Title remainder
the dirty secrets of clean energy and the future of environmentalism
Statement of responsibility
Ozzie Zehner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Page 4 of cover
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zehner, Ozzie
Dewey number
333.79/40973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TJ807.9.U6
LC item number
Z44 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Our sustainable future
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Environmentalism
  • Environmentalism
  • Renewable energy sources
  • United States
  • Erneuerbare Energien
  • Ökologische Bewegung
  • Mythos
  • USA
Label
Green illusions : the dirty secrets of clean energy and the future of environmentalism, Ozzie Zehner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-414) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Unraveling the spectacle -- I: Seductive futures : Solar cells and other fairy tales ; Wind power's flurry of limitations ; Biofuels and the politics of big corn ; The nuclear-military-industrial risk complex ; The hydrogen zombie ; Conjuring clean coal ; Hydropower, hybrids, and other hydras -- II: From here to there : The alternative-energy fetish ; The first step -- III: The future of environmentalism : Women's rights ; Improving consumption ; The architecture of community ; Efficiency culture ; Asking questions -- Epilogue: A grander narrative?
Control code
ocn759915567
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 437 pages
Isbn
9780803237759
Lccn
2011042685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780803237759
  • (OCoLC)759915567
Label
Green illusions : the dirty secrets of clean energy and the future of environmentalism, Ozzie Zehner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-414) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Unraveling the spectacle -- I: Seductive futures : Solar cells and other fairy tales ; Wind power's flurry of limitations ; Biofuels and the politics of big corn ; The nuclear-military-industrial risk complex ; The hydrogen zombie ; Conjuring clean coal ; Hydropower, hybrids, and other hydras -- II: From here to there : The alternative-energy fetish ; The first step -- III: The future of environmentalism : Women's rights ; Improving consumption ; The architecture of community ; Efficiency culture ; Asking questions -- Epilogue: A grander narrative?
Control code
ocn759915567
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 437 pages
Isbn
9780803237759
Lccn
2011042685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780803237759
  • (OCoLC)759915567

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