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by Miriam Horn

  • ISBN: 0393066908
  • Category: Money & Business
  • Author: Miriam Horn
  • Subcategory: Industries
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (February 17, 2008)
  • Pages: 288 pages
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Miriam Horn is the author of two previous books, including the New York Times best-selling Earth: The Sequel. Krupp introduces us to modern day Ben Franklins who are engaging and engaged and shows us some possible solutions that may work.

Miriam Horn is the author of two previous books, including the New York Times best-selling Earth: The Sequel. She works at Environmental Defense Fund and lives in New York City. In his twenty-three years as president of Environmental Defense Fund, Fred Krupp has been the foremost champion of harnessing market forces for environmental ends.

Miriam Horn has worked at the Environmental Defense Fund since 2004. She is the author of three books: Rebels in White Gloves, the New York Times bestselling Earth: the Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming, and Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman, Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland. Horn was also a producer of a film based on the book which had its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and aired globally on Discovery in August 2017. Before joining EDF, Ms. Horn spent two decades writing for .

Earth the Sequel has great descriptions on the many renewable energy sources being developed by brilliant people. Please read this book and help nudge our politicians in the right direction. Ralph Hermansen July 14, 2009. It is a very hopeful and positive book, and it appears that there are quite a few sources of energy that are completely sustainable, which will be affordable in the near future. It's quite possible that some of the more fanciful ideas will never be brought to a commercial level, but some of the more interesting ones were the fuels from algae, concentrated solar power with thermal storage, and fuel from agricultural waste. She works at Environmental Defense Fund and lives in New York City

Miriam Horn is the author of two previous books, including the New York Times best-selling Earth: The Sequel. He lives in Connecticut. Библиографические данные. Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming.

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by Miriam Horn, Fred Krupp. In this book, Fred Krupp, longtime president of Environmental Defense Fund, brings a surprisingly hopeful message: We can solve global warming. And in doing so, we will build the new industries, jobs, and fortunes of the twenty-first century. In these pages the reader will encounter the bold innovators and investors who are reinventing energy and the ways we use it. These entrepreneurs are poised to remake the world’s biggest business and save the planet-if America’s political leaders give them a fair chance to compete.

Miriam Horn Another book, I cannot remember which, tells us that changes to the planet that used to take 10,000 years now take three.

I like this book and recommend it for students of any age from high school to the geriatric crowd that I represent. It has a super index but no mention of Lester Brown or Herman Daly, but that is offset by back cover recomendations from E. O. Wilson, Mark Lewis, and Michael Bloomberg. Another book, I cannot remember which, tells us that changes to the planet that used to take 10,000 years now take three. Not only do we need real time science, but we also need The Precautionary Principle: A Critical Appraisal. Clean energy is described by one sources as the mother of all markets.

How to harness the great forces of capitalism to save the world from catastrophe.

The forecasts are grim and time is running out, but that's not the end of the story. In this book, Fred Krupp, longtime president of Environmental Defense Fund, brings a stirring and hopeful call to arms: We can solve global warming. And in doing so we will build the new industries, jobs, and fortunes of the twenty-first century.In these pages the reader will encounter the bold innovators and investors who are reinventing energy and the ways we use it. Among them: a frontier impresario who keeps his ice hotel frozen all summer long with the energy of hot springs; a utility engineer who feeds smokestack gases from coal-fired plants to voracious algae, then turns them into fuel; and a tribe of Native Americans, for two thousand years fishermen in the roughest Pacific waters, who are now harvesting the fierce power of the waves themselves.These entrepreneurs are poised to remake the world's biggest business and save the planet―if America's political leaders give them a fair chance to compete.
Reviews about Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming (7):
Stanober
The book blunders with its first calculation with watts, on page 10, where we read " ...to meet China's stated goal to derive 10 percent of its electricity from renewable sources (not counting large hydroelectric projects) by the year 2010 will require 6 gigawatts of electricity -- more than two years of output from all the solar cell factories in the world today."

According to the Earth Policy Institute, 3.8 gigawatts of solar-cell capacity was produced in 2007. From the Wikipedia's ''solar cell'' we learn that, for an installation in Southern California, the capacity factor is typically 20%. So approximately 0.72 GW of potential solar-cell production occured in 2007. China consumed 2.82 x10^12 kWh of electricity in 2007 (from the Wikipedia and elseswhere), or 321 gigawatts. If China were to derive 32 gigawatts from solar-cells in 2007, it would need to install 160 gigawatts of solar-cell capacity, or 42 times the global production that occurred in 2008.

Near the end, on page 244, there is some sloppiness: "...according to the International Atomic Energy Agency, 435 reactors in thirty countries provide 15 percent of the world's energy". But the 2007 IAEA "Worldwide there were 435 nuclear power reactors in operation at the end of 2006 ...nuclear power supplied about 15% of the world's electricity." The correct statement is that nuclear power provides 6 percent of the world's energy.

But between the opening and closing blunders, there is very broad and competent survey of modern developments in energy technology. By my reading, the presentation of the physics and chemistry is accurate. I learned a lot from this book. The descriptions of the personalities involved in development of the new technology was inspiring. I have not checked all the numbers in the book. As far as I know, the two blunders cited are the only ones.

In books of this sort there is a tendency to throw out numbers like "Wal-Mart ...eliminated 100,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions" (page 203). But how did Wal-mart's innovation effect our per-capita carbon footprint? Are these innovations adding to up, to provide a sequel for planet Earth? The reader will have to take the responsibility to keep a tally of how the new developments are adding up, and could potentially add up in the future.

If, in the future, the numbers don't add up and there is no worthy "sequel", at least the remnants of humanity will be inheriting some amazing renewable energy technology created by some very clever and energetic people.
avanger
Earth the Sequel has great descriptions on the many renewable energy sources being developed by brilliant people. It is a very hopeful and positive book, and it appears that there are quite a few sources of energy that are completely sustainable, which will be affordable in the near future. It's quite possible that some of the more fanciful ideas will never be brought to a commercial level, but some of the more interesting ones were the fuels from algae, concentrated solar power with thermal storage, and fuel from agricultural waste.

I suppose my only disappointment with the book is that it reminds me that I've read for the last 40 years about renewable energy that was just 5 years away, and it's always just 5 years away (without actually happening). Still, this next decade could actually be the decade where renewable energy comes into its own. Having very expensive oil prices will certainly help spur the creation of more renewable energy, only the oil prices would have to be sustained at a high price for many years before anything meaningful happens. As I write this, oil prices are relatively low - giving little incentive for anyone or any business to change their ways. That's why the author is such a proponent of cap and trade for carbon dioxide emissions - they set an absolute limit on the amount of fossil fuel combustion that can occur.

Good explanation of cap and trade; good description of renewable energy, very positive, and left me feeling hopeful. I'll be waiting for my algae-derived fuel.
invasion
Earth the Sequel offers hope at a time when it's in short supply from a direction you might hate and least expect.

Do you believe corporations are soulless and are responsible for all our modern ills including the climate crisis? Do you think the entrepreneurial spirit leads down the road to damnation? Read this book and you may have second thoughts.

Increased consumerism and the disproportionate use of our limited earth resources is a topic not addressed in this book, while it does beg that question. Still, Krupp leaves us with hope that the entrepreneurial spirit may buy us enough time to address global warming in the near future and that corporations will find it in their best intrests to change their wasteful ways.

Krupp introduces us to modern day Ben Franklins who are engaging and engaged and shows us some possible solutions that may work. He doesn't say any of these specific ones will, just that some of them might, and that given sufficient financial incentives, if not these, then other solutions will be found.

Krupp's is a point of view definitely worth considering.
Uthergo
If you vote or want to be an informed citizen, you must read "Earth: The Sequel" by Fred Krupp and Miriam Horn. I thought that I was up to speed on renewable energy, alternate energy, or global warming, but my eyes were opened wider from reading this book. It is written in a interesting style, making personal the success stories of inventors and entrepeneurs. The same material could make your mind wander without the human interest approach. Fred Krupp is a strong advocate of "cap and trade" legistration. Our government is trying to pass such legistration this summer of 2009. Krupp makes strong arguments for it. Advancements will not be made without a level playing field. The coal and other carbon burners have used our atmosphere as their personal sewer for too long. The free enterprise system will kick in under "cap and trade" and radically reduce greenhouse gases and the need to purchase vast amounts of oil from arab countries. Our oil purchases make our enemies stronger and richer.
Please read this book and help nudge our politicians in the right direction.
Ralph Hermansen July 14, 2009

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