Plan B 4.0

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Plan B 4.0

Mobilizing to Save Civilization

By Lester Russell Brown

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393337198, 368pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2009

Description
As fossil fuel prices rise, oil insecurity deepens, and concerns about climate change cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new energy economy is emerging. Wind, solar, and geothermal energy are replacing oil, coal, and natural gas, at a pace and on a scale we could not have imagined even a year ago. For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, we have begun investing in energy sources that can last forever. Plan B 4.0 explores both the nature of this transition to a new energy economy and how it will affect our daily lives.


About the Author
Brown is Founder and President of the Worldwatch Institute.


NPR
Friday, Oct 2, 2009

Lester Brown, president and founder of the Earth Policy Institute, argues for an aggressive increase in renewable energy production, better energy-efficiency standards and a return to human-centered urban design in his latest book, Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization. More at NPR.org

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