Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism (ISBN ), by Ozzie Zehner, was published in by. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Zehner, Ozzie. Green illusions: the dirty secrets of clean energy and the future of environmentalism / Ozzie. Green Illusions. The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism. Ozzie Zehner. Our Sustainable Future Series. pages 12 illustrations.

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A student environmental group at Bridgewater-Raritan High School raised breen for a bike rack only to have their principal reject it, citing safety risks. We are Americans, not Europeans, and we need solutions for our cultural and socio-economic context.

No doubt, gasoline- and diesel-fueled cars greej expensive and dirty. While burning biochar, a rebranded term for charcoal, is less harmful than burning firewood, the fuel source would have a negative gredn if produced on a large scale. Jan 30, Ravi Warrier rated it liked it Shelves: Of grfen, navigating such politically and culturally charged territory as population management is no simple matter, Zehner concedes, but the larger point is impossible to dismiss.

My love for this book started to wane with the second half of the book where the author connected everything to our piggish use of energy. Debate over ERP systems in the cloud plays out on top 10 list. Does IoT come with that burger? To start with, the book argues that none of the above-mentioned alternative energy sources are as environmentally beneficial or carbon-negative or even carbon-neutral.

Ozzie Zehner | Author of Green Illusions

Going green has become a religion – a notion I have considered but never followed through with research. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Mar 25, Rohan Ramakrishna rated it zehnwr liked it Shelves: I’m not sure illusionns it’s confirmation bias, but this illuslons echoes many of the concerns I have with going green.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sep 10, Annea rated it it was amazing Shelves: The problem is that if we were to actually build that many solar panels, for instance, it would be an ecological disaster. It can easily be argued that activists in the environmental movement are already focused on many of these issues. No trivia or quizzes yet.


The other issue which often crops up is battery storage technology. Such beliefs, Zehner argues, can blind policymakers and other stakeholders to the attending downsides of any new innovation there always are downsides ; to other, arguably less expensive solutions; and to other pressing zehned problems. On the other hand, if one is on the Left or a liberal, then that person develops a confirmation bias towards the dire consequences of Global warming and opts totally for renewable energy solutions.

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The best example of what deregulation in practice looks like is the Niger Delta today. Zehnrr solution is energy reduction. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Unclean at Any Speed considers the entire life cycle of electric cars, especially their manufacturing impacts, in an effort to reveal a more comprehensive understanding of these vehicles, which governments are spending billions to subsidize. Almost every electric vehicle study compares electric vehicles to gas-powered ones.

This is a great lens to look at if you’re in the Sustainability or Conservation fields. My favourite book on environmentalism. IoT trends and predictions.

Green Illusions will turn your Alternative Energy thinking on it’s head. If this were just some illuzions oil loving blowhard’s diatribe about how alternative energy sucks I would have never bothered picking up the book. Taller or more efficient wind turbines are just another way of throwing [the boomerang] harder. This has given me insight into how easily we humans are fooled into believing what we want. Why not expect solar, wind or technology to save us?

Ozzie Zehner’s ‘Green Illusions’ Ruffles Feathers

The average eco-friendly citizen would probably not suspect that the plight of women or child advertisement have anything to do with carbon emissions. Aside from the physical lifespan, they also rely on fossil zehnfr for their financing. You’ll always get noticed, talked about, published, interviewed, etc.


Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The section on child advertising is shockingly relevant and eye-opening. Zehner is like us – he does not know the answers, but this book lays out the bigger questions we should be asking and thinking about. But, recent reports in this decade have concluded that Spain, Germany, UK and France are rolling back subsidies for clean energy because they are unaffordable and unsustainable.

His new book, published last month and provocatively titled ” Green Illusions: However, Zeller writes that Zehner cites a ” lifecycle analysis” by the National Academy of Sciences as a basis for evaluating the “aggregate environmental damage” from an electric car. I don’t believe all the things are so black and white as proposed in the book, but I do undersign most of the thoughts from the book. The rebuttal researchers are affiliated with prominent institutions like Carnegie Mellon, the Carnegie Institution for Science, the Brookings Institution, and Stanford University.

This one is not quite as pressing for me because it doesn’t directly deal with issues of justice and civil rights, but it’s a necessary read nonetheless.

The Power Of Purpose: It includes a frank discussion on natural gas as an “alternative fuel. All this has happened in spite of wind and solar-generated electricity enjoying subsidies nearly 50 times higher per unit of energy output than ordinary coal and times higher than natural gas.

In successive chapters, it discusses solar cellswind zeunerbiofuelsnuclear powerhydrogen powercoal powerhydropoweralternative energygreen investmentpopulation controlconsumptionarchitecturecarbon taxesenvironmental education.

Environmentalists who once stood entirely against the proliferation of automobiles now champion subsidies for companies selling electric cars and tax credits for people buying them. Book goes beyond normal green thinking philosophies as it talks about women’s rights, population growth, cutting consumption and lot more.

Furthermore, cheaper energy and more energy always result in