Energy Read: Renewable Energy Facts and Fantasies – Foreward

Renewable energy books can get outdated pretty fast as the clean technology industry is still in its infancy; I try not to quote energy books without an edition younger than five years. The format of these posts: as I progress through the book I will post 3-5 interesting quotes per chapter. 

Shields, C. (2010). Renewable Energy Facts and Fantasies. USA: Clean Energy Press.

Three quotes from the Foreward:

“We live in a world of tough realities—technological, economic, and political—and we all would do well to understand those realities if we are to have relevant discussions as to what we must do as a civilization.”

“My position is that renewables—in all forms—will fail without these three things moved into place.”

“The point is that we need to consider each of these three points on the renewable energy “triumvirate” if we are to have intelligent, responsible discussions on the subject of renewables…”

How I got this book: I emailed Craig Shields of that I would write him a book review if he gave me a copy of his book Renewable Energy Facts and Fantasies. That was when I was still an energy and emissions writer for My last post there was asked the community who was the best climate change blogger. I never got a definitive answer, but I do believe one of the best writers in the field of renewable energy is Craig Shields.

Next energy post:  3-5 quotes from the Introduction of Renewable Energy Facts and Fantasies.

To order Renewable Energy Facts and Fantasies, by Craig Sheilds, 2010: $15 for paperback and $8 for ebook.

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