Saturday, December 27, 2008

Read this book

This book was given me by a friend who pays attention to my endless rants. I must have had my head in the sand not to have heard about it. Quite inspiring and cogent rationale for pursuing an Apollo moonshot-scale national project to convert our energy economy from fossils to renewables within 10 years. It wisely brings to the fore subjects often overlooked by pundits who parrot the promotion of renewable energy sources without examining context: namely, conservation and efficiency, social justice, and power politics; distributed energy generation is democracy-enhancing, while centralized, privately owned power production concentrates power in the hands of a few.

The Apollo Project is promoted by many, including Gore's spin-off group,
the We campaign. Let's see how seriously Obama's administration takes its lessons.


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