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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Energy Independence - download pdf or read online

By Robert N. Danziger,Mike Kazaleh

ISBN-10: 1450557295

ISBN-13: 9781450557290

roughly nonfiction, this raucously humorous ebook throws readers the insider’s curveball on oil embargoes, the race to the moon, and an elite think-tank that led the U.S. attempt on replacement strength. half memoir, half power experience, A humorous factor occurred with a purpose to strength Independence is the serendipitous trip from musician – to school droput (Bob left after 3 months to affix an experimental band) – to experimental musician – to legislations university graduate – to area legislation pioneer – to power cogeneration advisor – to scrub air industrialist – to giant wooden sculptor – to clinical environmental philosopher at huge – and again.

A humorous factor occurred in order to strength Independence is the 1st strength or environmental ebook that makes no element and doesn’t ask you to imagine. this is often the 1st e-book by means of Robert Danziger, a ghost of other power past.

More than simply a great time, A humorous factor occurred in order to power Independence by means of writer, inventor, musician, attorney, and throughout solid man Robert Danziger, teaches readers features of other energies with out moralizing, pontificating, or perhaps advocating. A key participant within the replacement strength for over thirty years, Danziger was once the 1st individual to put off a whole category of toxins from a operating strength plant. so far, his efforts secured the most important power conservation and greenhouse fuel relief occasion in heritage, and what his e-book deals is cohesion, 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 typically precise paintings of nonfiction remembers the author’s occupation pursuing strength independence, song, and private prosperity. He stocks unbelievably humorous tales approximately rocket scientists doing dumb issues, why Uranus used to be renamed, and the way a bowl of oatmeal helped get a 5 thousand pound satellite tv for pc to Jupiter. He touches on sunlight ponds, windmills, biofuels, geothermal strength, ultra-clean emission structures, the weather switch state of affairs, and the way it got here to be that he garnered $60 million mortgage papers on the nook of Randolph and Clark, the precise spot in Chicago the place, as a six-year-old baby, his dad bought newspapers to help their relations. It finally ends up new power architects need to spend their proportion of hours in leather-based bars, and it is helping if they’ve labored as studio musicians. Readers additionally study that it’s much better to allow a legal professional choke on a fowl bone, then now not dance on a educate platform in Tokyo—and that whereas we would now not have the entire solutions to the world’s concern, we must always be pleased that someone’s been taking notes at the humorous parts.

A comic strip contest for the canopy and illustrations used to be held by way of Animazing highlight and entries got here from worldwide. the canopy caricature is by way of Mike Kazaleh.

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