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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Energy Independence by Robert N. Danziger,Mike Kazaleh PDF

By Robert N. Danziger,Mike Kazaleh

kind of nonfiction, this raucously humorous publication throws readers the insider’s curveball on oil embargoes, the race to the moon, and an elite think-tank that led the USA attempt on replacement strength. half memoir, half power experience, A humorous factor occurred so as to power Independence is the serendipitous trip from musician – to varsity droput (Bob left after 3 months to affix an experimental band) – to experimental musician – to legislation college graduate – to area legislation pioneer – to power cogeneration advisor – to wash air industrialist – to massive wooden sculptor – to medical environmental philosopher at huge – and again.

A humorous factor occurred in an effort to power Independence is the 1st strength or environmental booklet that makes no element and doesn’t ask you to imagine. this is often the 1st publication by way of Robert Danziger, a ghost of other power past.

More than simply a great time, A humorous factor occurred in an effort to power Independence via writer, inventor, musician, attorney, and throughout stable man Robert Danziger, teaches readers elements of different energies with no moralizing, pontificating, or maybe advocating. A key participant within the substitute power for over thirty years, Danziger used to be the 1st individual to dispose of a complete category of pollution from a operating strength plant. so far, his efforts secured the most important power conservation and greenhouse fuel relief occasion in background, and what his ebook bargains is unity, a bipartisan bird’s eye view of latest energy—and loads of laughter.

In twenty-seven chapters like “See Your Swiss and lift You One Jew,” “Kings of the Beach,” and “Give or Take $500 Million,” this more often than not actual paintings of nonfiction recollects the author’s occupation pursuing power independence, track, and private prosperity. He stocks unbelievably humorous tales approximately rocket scientists doing dumb issues, why Uranus was once renamed, and the way a bowl of oatmeal helped get a 5 thousand pound satellite tv for pc to Jupiter. He touches on sun ponds, windmills, biofuels, geothermal power, ultra-clean emission structures, the weather swap state of affairs, and the way it got here to be that he garnered $60 million personal loan papers on the nook of Randolph and Clark, the precise spot in Chicago the place, as a six-year-old baby, his dad offered newspapers to help their kin. It finally ends up new power architects need to spend their percentage of hours in leather-based bars, and it is helping if they’ve labored as studio musicians. Readers additionally examine that it’s much better to permit a attorney choke on a poultry bone, then now not dance on a teach platform in Tokyo—and that whereas we would no longer have the entire solutions to the world’s difficulty, we must always be completely happy that someone’s been taking notes at the humorous parts.

A comic strip contest for the canopy and illustrations used to be held by means of Animazing highlight and entries got here from around the world. the canopy sketch is via Mike Kazaleh.

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