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Energy Bookshelf: Judging a book by its cover (and “How to Change Minds …”)

March 29th, 2015 · 1 Comment

This post violates one of the most basic of all rules for bibliophiles: don’t judge a book by its cover. Readers of these pages wouldn’t be surprised that I reached out with interest for a review copy of “How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climate” On opening the package, the first thing to come […]

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Energy Bookshelf: Even though we must think about Climate, “Don’t Even Think About It”

September 29th, 2014 · 1 Comment

George Marshall’s Don’t Even Think About It: Why our brains are wired to ignore climate change (first chapter in pdf) should be on the must read list for anyone concerned about communicating climate change (and — as importantly — who is open to reconsidering much of their thinking about what works and doesn’t work). In […]

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Energy Bookshelf: Making a Clean Break with an Energiewende

November 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on Energy Bookshelf: Making a Clean Break with an Energiewende

With Clean Break, a recommended 99 cent ‘Kindle Single’ purchase/read, Osha Gray Davidson has provided English speakers an enjoyable and illuminating look at Germany’s Energiewende — that wholesale societal shift commonly translated as “energy shift” and “energy transition”.   Despite its booming economy — in the powerhouse position of Europe — and the mounting role that solar […]

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Energy BOOKSHELF: Mr Governor, your state is “Addicted to Energy”!

March 29th, 2011 · Comments Off on Energy BOOKSHELF: Mr Governor, your state is “Addicted to Energy”!

Elton Sherwin’s Addicted to Energy is an eminently readable and accessible letter to the nation’s governor. This 300+ page “letter” lays out a set of key issues and check lists that provide any (sane) state government (Governor) a sensible starting point for transforming their state from inefficient fossil fuel status quo to a more prosperous climate-friendly […]

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Energy BOOKSHELF: “Crossing the Energy Divide” from inanity to sanity

March 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

No serious student of energy can deny the inanity — the senselessness — of our energy system in the face of increasingly serious resource challenges (Peak Oil, climate change, etc). Beyond the necessity for confronting these challenges to stave off catastrophic implications, a simple (yet incredibly complex) truth: options exist to foster sanity out of the […]

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Energy Bookshelf: A power hungry gushing of lies

August 16th, 2010 · 5 Comments

On reading the opening paragraphs of Robert Bryce’s author’s note, I felt a kindred soul: .. just how lucky I am. There is no more complex or fascinating topic than energy. … the scale of energy use and the complexity and the importance of the energy business are unmatched by any industry. The study of […]

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Tags: climate delayers · Energy · energy bookshelf · skeptic · truthiness

Energy Bookshelf: The power of invisible energy

August 4th, 2010 · 11 Comments

Efficiency is the ugly stepchild of the energy and climate world. Recently, I put solar on my roof. Many neighbors and friends are excited about trying to do the same. When I hear this from them, the advice: make sure that your home is energy efficient before putting a penny into something like solar power […]

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Energy Bookshelf: Telling it Straight Up!

April 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Just published, Joe Romm’s Straight Up excerpts from Romm’s fiery and highly-informed posts at Climate Progress, which has developed into one of, if not the, top climate / energy blog on the web. As someone who often reads Romm’s blogging and has read his previous books, I was uncertain whether I would welcome having this […]

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Energy Bookshelf: The Lomborg Deception … leads to a question: “Does the Washington Post have any honor left?”

April 21st, 2010 · 8 Comments

At a recent conference, a scientist made a comment about how we need to understand trade-offs in investments, advocating action on climate change but noting that we need to understand opportunity costs. In doing this, he referenced Bjorn Lomborg  (with a somewhat condescending tone). In my bag, as he spoke, Howard Friel’s devastating dissection of […]

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Energy Bookshelf: the green blue book

December 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

The questions of our individual and societal water footprint and virtual water are of ever increasing importance as we approach peak freshwater in regions around the globe.  With all my attention to energy and environmental issues, including more than a little to water issues (including Energy COOL ways to cut one’s own water consumption), I’d […]

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Tags: energy bookshelf · water