Books and Videos on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living
Alternative Energy For Dummies by Rik DeGunther
Renewable Energy: A First Course by Robert Ehrlich
Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future by Godfrey Boyle
Renewable Energy: Sustainable Energy Concepts for the Energy Change edited by Roland Wengenmayr and Thomas Bührke
Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy by Jeremy Shere
Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air by David J. C. MacKay
Catherine Mohr: The tradeoffs of building green
Why watch it: Humurous, informative, and thought-provoking talk about a geek’s attempt to build a green energy house. As Catherine Mohr says, “…it’s sometimes the things that you are not expecting to be the biggest changes that are.”
Donald Sadoway The missing link to renewable energy
Why watch it: Renewable energy is a myriad of complex ideas and innovations that continue to evolve over time. In this talk, Donald Sadoway discusses what seems to be the missing link in green energy. Best quote: “We need to think about the problem differently. We need to think big. We need to think cheap.”
Paul Gilding: The Earth is full
Why watch it: This sort of serves as a reality check, which can be both grim and yet full of hope at the same time. Here, Paul Gilding asks questions and provides answers that can be scarty. But on the flipside, it presents possibilities on how to deal with the potentially catastrophic consequences.
Tshering Tobgay: This country isn’t just carbon neutral — it’s carbon negative
Why watch it: What makes a country carbon neutral? Watch Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay talk about the Kingdom of Bhutan which is carbon negative. He also shares about Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness and efforts to preserve its environment.