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The conundrum : how scientific innovation, increased efficiency, and good intentions can make our energy and climate problems worse /

"This is a mind-changing manifesto about the environment, efficiency, and the real path to sustainability. Hybrid cars, fast trains, compact florescent lightbulbs, solar panels, carbon offsets: everything you've been told about being green is wrong. The quest for a breakthrough battery or a 100... Full description

Main Author: Owen, David, 1955-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Riverhead Books, 2012
Contents: The conundrum -- Setting things on fire -- Fossil fuels as credit card -- Leed-certified landfill -- Problems innovate, too -- The greenest community in the United States -- Learning from Manhattan -- Unconsciously green -- Sierra Club or Manhattan Club? -- Sierra Club or A.A.R.P -- Why oil is worse than coal -- Let them eat kale? -- Traffic congestion is not an environmental problem -- Transit that's bad for the environment -- Fast trains and the prius fallacy -- Increased efficiency is not the answer -- William Stanley Jevons -- The coal question -- How increasing efficiency causes overall energy consumption to rise -- Rebound creep -- The importance of less -- What would a truly green car look like? -- Plentiful, inexpensive natural gas is not an environmental solution -- Cheap, efficient lighting is not an environmental solution -- Using water more efficiently will not solve the world's steadily worsening water problems -- Burning trash is not the answer -- When solar power isn't green -- Green or not green? -- Flying a kite -- Harnessing wind without windmills? -- The discouraging economics of innovation -- Getting from lab to grid -- Retrograde innovation -- The conundrum.
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