Are solar, wind, and other alternatives the magic bullets that will solve the world’s environmental and energy problems? Take a closer look, says Ozzie Zehner in Green Illusions . Zehner not only argues that green energy has technological, environmental and economic limits, but also that without an appropriate policy context, some forms of alternative energy could do more harm than good.
The dirty secrets of clean energy
The first part of Zehner’s book—by far the best—is devoted to
explaining why neither photovoltaic, nor wind, nor biomass, nor any of
the other alternatives to fossil fuels will be able to deliver a future
of abundant, cheap, clean energy. Chapter by chapter, he brings out the
environmental and economic limitations of each technology. Among the
highlights— >>>Read more