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Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy--And Our Planet--From Dirty Energy (BK Currents)

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Synopsis:

In the wake of the Solyndra collapse, solar power’s detractors—particularly the fans of fossil fuel—have been proclaiming that solar is just a hippie pipe dream. But as Danny Kennedy points out, Solyndra failed precisely because it was unable to compete in a red hot industry. The signs are everywhere: the United States and China have for the first time invested more money in clean, renewable energy than in dirty fossil fuels. Germany already gets 25% of its power from the sun—and created 250,000 clean energy jobs in the process. Warren Buffet just bought a $2 billion solar project in the Southwestern desert. But these are facts the mainstream media has largely failed to report

In this succinct, hard-hitting book Kennedy shows that solar can save money, create jobs, and restore the environment—it’s only politics and perception that are preventing it. For consumers, he describes the technological advances that have now made solar so cost-efficient and practical it’s now competitive with gas and coal electricity. He breaks down the 100,000 jobs solar has already created in America and explains how it could create far more. Decrying the lack of leadership in this area on the part of both political parties, he outlines how we can take advantage of this historic opportunity to free ourselves from dependence on destructive and declining forms of energy and unleash the unlimited power of the sun.

 

Synopsis:

The Biggest Untold Economic Story of Our Time

Here is the truth that the powerful Dirty Energy public relations machine doesn’t want you to know: the ascent of solar energy is upon us. The production of solar-generated electricity has risen exponentially in the last few years, and employment in the solar industry has doubled since 2009. Meanwhile, electricity from coal has declined to pre–World War II levels as the fossil fuel industry continues to shed jobs.

Danny Kennedy systematically refutes the lies spread by solar’s opponents—that it is expensive, inefficient, and unreliable; that it is kept alive only by subsidies; that it can’t be scaled; and many other untruths. He shows that we need a rooftop revolution to break the entrenched power of the coal, oil, nuclear, and gas industries. Solar energy can create more jobs, return our nation to prosperity, and ensure the sustainability and safety of our planet. Now is the time to move away from the dangerous energy sources of the past and unleash the amazing potential of the sun.

About the Author

Oakland, CA.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

1 Empires of the Sun: The Politics of Solar Energy

2 You are My Sunshine—Taking a Stand Against Dirty Energy

3 Walk on the Sunny Side—Challenging the Myths

4 Hot Jobs

5 Just Warming Up—The Future of Energy Independence

EPILOGUE So Much Sunshine to the Square Inch—Kennedy’s Personal Solar Story

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781609946647
Author:
Kennedy, Danny
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Author:
Clark, Wesley
Location:
Oakland
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Solar
Subject:
Energy
Subject:
Economy
Subject:
solar power advantages and disadvantages
Subject:
advantages of solar energy
Subject:
solar industry
Subject:
SOCIAL IMPACT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Subject:
CONSERVATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Subject:
Alternative & renewable energy sources & technology
Subject:
sustainability
Subject:
Alternative & renewable energy industries
Subject:
Green lifestyle & self-sufficiency
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Subject:
solar power, Sungevity, solar industry, solar power advantages and disadvantages, advantages of solar energy, solar energy
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

In the wake of the Solyndra collapse, solar power’s detractors—particularly the fans of fossil fuel—have been proclaiming that solar is just a hippie pipe dream. But as Danny Kennedy points out, Solyndra failed precisely because it was unable to compete in a red hot industry. The signs are everywhere: the United States and China have for the first time invested more money in clean, renewable energy than in dirty fossil fuels. Germany already gets 25% of its power from the sun—and created 250,000 clean energy jobs in the process. Warren Buffet just bought a $2 billion solar project in the Southwestern desert. But these are facts the mainstream media has largely failed to report

In this succinct, hard-hitting book Kennedy shows that solar can save money, create jobs, and restore the environment—it’s only politics and perception that are preventing it. For consumers, he describes the technological advances that have now made solar so cost-efficient and practical it’s now competitive with gas and coal electricity. He breaks down the 100,000 jobs solar has already created in America and explains how it could create far more. Decrying the lack of leadership in this area on the part of both political parties, he outlines how we can take advantage of this historic opportunity to free ourselves from dependence on destructive and declining forms of energy and unleash the unlimited power of the sun.

 

"Synopsis" by ,
The Biggest Untold Economic Story of Our Time

Here is the truth that the powerful Dirty Energy public relations machine doesn’t want you to know: the ascent of solar energy is upon us. The production of solar-generated electricity has risen exponentially in the last few years, and employment in the solar industry has doubled since 2009. Meanwhile, electricity from coal has declined to pre–World War II levels as the fossil fuel industry continues to shed jobs.

Danny Kennedy systematically refutes the lies spread by solar’s opponents—that it is expensive, inefficient, and unreliable; that it is kept alive only by subsidies; that it can’t be scaled; and many other untruths. He shows that we need a rooftop revolution to break the entrenched power of the coal, oil, nuclear, and gas industries. Solar energy can create more jobs, return our nation to prosperity, and ensure the sustainability and safety of our planet. Now is the time to move away from the dangerous energy sources of the past and unleash the amazing potential of the sun.

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