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The Solar Economy: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Global Future: Hermann Scheer: 9781844070756: Amazon.com: Books

The Solar Economy: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Global Future

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The Solar Economy: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Global Future [Hermann Scheer] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The global economy and our way of life are based on the exploitation of fossil fuels, which not only threaten massive environmental and social disruption through global warming but
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This book discuss the way that the world economy and politics are based primarily around the consumption of fossil fuels.  It goes into the negative impacts of these things but also discusses the political causes that have prevented improvement in environmental preservation over the past 70 years. It also offers hypothetical economic solutions that could save the environment.

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Embedded Sustainability: The Next Big Competitive Advantage: Chris Laszlo, Nadya Zhexembayeva: 9780804775540: Amazon.com: Books

Embedded Sustainability: The Next Big Competitive Advantage

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Embedded Sustainability: The Next Big Competitive Advantage [Chris Laszlo, Nadya Zhexembayeva] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. We are in the midst of a sea-change. In years past, corporate social responsibility may have been seen as a feather in a corporation's cap but
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This book discusses how businesses will need to start incorporating sustainability into their models if they want to succeed.  Resources are limited if we continue to use fossil fuels were as clean energy sources provide an essentially unlimited power source.

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The Energy Imperative: 100 Percent Renewable Now: Hermann Scheer, Bianca Jagger: 9781849714334: Amazon.com: Books

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The Energy Imperative: 100 Percent Renewable Now [Hermann Scheer, Bianca Jagger] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. For decades, Hermann Scheer was one of the world's leading proponents of renewable energy. In this, his last book before his death in 2010
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This book discusses how solar energy is being implimented throughout the world and how individuals can benefit from it and even get paid.  It discusses how germany was able to shut down its nuclear power grid and still sustain itself by implimenting solar panels on the rooves of homes that fed into it's power grid.  Very insightful and lots of data to support it's claims.

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Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era: Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute, Marvin Odum, John W. Rowe: 9781603583718: Amazon.com: Books

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Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era [Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute, Marvin Odum, John W. Rowe] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Imagine fuel without fear. No climate change. No oil spills, no dead coalminers, no dirty air, no devastated lands
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This book objectively looks at the major issues of climate change.  It incorporates lots of graphics and good arguments.  It strongly argues for the implementation of clean energy as a means to improve global business, which is an approach not many people think of.

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This book discusses lots of possible jobs in renewable energy.  It is not simple a list of jobs and companies.  It goes into detail about each profession, what they do for the world, how they work, what one is required to do, payoffs, etc.  It is a very good resource for anyone trying to better understand the way that renewable energy can provide immediate opportunities for people.

 

McNamee, Gregory. Careers in Renewable Energy: Get a Green Energy Job. Masonville, CO: PixyJack Press, 2008. Print.
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World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse: Lester R. Brown: 9780393339499: Amazon.com: Books

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World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse [Lester R. Brown] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now. We are in a race between political and natural tipping points. Can we close coal-fired power plants fast enough to save the Greenland ice sheet and avoid catastrophic sea level rise? Can we raise water productivity fast enough to halt the depletion of aquifers and avoid water-driven food shortages? Can we cope with peak water and peak oil at the same time? These are some of the issues Lester R. Brown skillfully distills in World on the Edge. Bringing decades of research and analysis into play
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This discusses how the use of fossil fuels and other finite resources is leading to the destruction of the world in a very literal sense.  It discusses the possible implications of these global changes and also talks about how mankind will need to adapt.  Preventative measures are also mentioned in the book.

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Renewable Electricity and the Grid: The Challenge of Variability: Godfrey Boyle: 9781844077892: Amazon.com: Books

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Renewable Electricity and the Grid: The Challenge of Variability [Godfrey Boyle] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Can renewable energy provide reliable power? Will it need extensive backup? The energy available from wind, waves
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This book examines the factors of storage and energy variability and how that might effect the implementation of clean energy.  it discusses how the lifespan of these energy sources is not long and there are currently not many ways to effectively store energy.  It does discuss these issues and possible solutions as well.  This discusses a very relevent aspect that many people forget to consider about clean energy

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This book discuss how the use of fossil fuels uses such sleezy tactics to perpetuate its existence.  It has a lot of negative things to say about fossil fuels and real drives at the fact that they are a finite resource and thus will only rise in price.

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The Clean Tech Revolution: The Next Big Growth and Investment Opportunity: Ron Pernick, Clint Wilder: 9780060896232: Amazon.com: Books

The Clean Tech Revolution: The Next Big Growth and Investment Opportunity [Ron Pernick, Clint Wilder] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When industry giants such as GE, Toyota, and Sharp and investment firms such as Goldman Sachs are making multibillion-dollar investments in clean technology
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The book discusses ongoing developments for a variety of "clean technology" sectors, including solar, wind, grid management, green buildings, biofuels, water filtration, transportation. The authors identify the people involved in clean energy, its challenges for that technology to become mainstream, and then discuss the potential breakthroughs related to that field, and which companies are in best position to achieve that.

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This book discusses wind power primarily and how it can be used not only to solve our energy crisis but it can also be the remedy to our economic needs as well.  It discusses than many ways in which wind and other clean energy sources are able to provide many different jobs and goes into detail about the logistics of it all.

 

Warburg, Philip. Harvest the Wind: America's Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability. Boston: Beacon Press, 2012. Print.

 

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