— from the Introduction, by Richard Heinberg
In a large-format, image-driven narrative with over 150 breathtaking color photographs, ENERGY explores the impacts of the global energy economy: from oil spills and mountaintop-removal coal mining to oversized wind farms and desert-destroying solar power plants.
Featuring essays by more than thirty of the world’s most provocative thinkers in the fields of energy, society, and ecology, ENERGY lifts the veil on the harsh realities of our pursuit of energy at any price, revealing the true costs, benefits, and limitations of all our energy options.
Contributors include Bill McKibben, Wendell Berry, Sandra Steingraber, Wes Jackson, Richard Heinberg, Sandra Lubarsky, Lester Brown, Amory Lovins, Rachel Smolker, James Hansen and James Woolsey. Collectively, they offer a wake-up call about the future of energy and what each of us can do to change course.
Featuring the essays found in ENERGY plus additional chapters by Vandana Shiva, Winona LaDuke, Gloria Flora and Michael Watts, the text-only ENERGY Reader is compact, affordable, and available in both print and electronic formats. Ideally suited for college classrooms.