New PDF release: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Energy Independence

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By Robert N. Danziger,Mike Kazaleh

ISBN-10: 1450557295

ISBN-13: 9781450557290

kind of 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 united states attempt on replacement strength. half memoir, half power event, A humorous factor occurred in order to strength Independence is the serendipitous trip from musician – to varsity droput (Bob left after 3 months to hitch an experimental band) – to experimental musician – to legislations college graduate – to area legislations pioneer – to power cogeneration advisor – to wash air industrialist – to giant wooden sculptor – to medical environmental philosopher at huge – and again.

A humorous factor occurred that allows you to strength Independence is the 1st power or environmental publication that makes no element and doesn’t ask you to imagine. this can be the 1st booklet by means of Robert Danziger, a ghost of different power past.

More than simply a great time, A humorous factor occurred to be able to power Independence by way of writer, inventor, musician, attorney, and throughout strong man Robert Danziger, teaches readers facets of other energies with no moralizing, pontificating, or perhaps advocating. A key participant within the replacement strength for over thirty years, Danziger was once the 1st individual to dispose of a whole classification of pollution from a operating energy plant. up to now, his efforts secured the most important strength conservation and greenhouse fuel aid occasion in heritage, and what his publication deals is harmony, a bipartisan bird’s eye view of recent 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 generally real paintings of nonfiction remembers 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 sunlight ponds, windmills, biofuels, geothermal power, ultra-clean emission structures, the weather switch 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 aid their relations. 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 enable a attorney choke on a chook bone, then now not dance on a educate platform in Tokyo—and that whereas we'd now not have all of the solutions to the world’s predicament, we must always be completely happy that someone’s been taking notes at the humorous parts.

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

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