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Author LinkZehner, Ozzie.
Title LinkGreen illusions : the dirty secrets of clean energy and the future of environmentalism / Ozzie Zehner.
Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2012.
Description xx, 437 p. :  ill. ;  23 cm.
Type of Material Book GV
Series ( Our sustainable future )
Series ( Our sustainable future.)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-414) and index.
Contents Contents: 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?
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.
Subject LinkRenewable energy sources -- United States.
LinkEnvironmentalism -- United States.

System Number 000663406
ISBN Link9780803237759 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link0803237758 (cloth : alk. paper)

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