Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism

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contents
List of Illustrationsviii
List of Figuresix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction: Unraveling the Spectaclexv
PART I: SEDUCTIVE FUTURES
1.Solar Cells and Other Fairy Tales3
2.Wind Power’s Flurry of Limitations31
3.Biofuels and the Politics of Big Corn61
4.The Nuclear-Military-Industrial Risk Complex81
5.The Hydrogen Zombie105
6.Conjuring Clean Coal121
7.Hydropower, Hybrids, and Other Hydras133
PART II: FROM HERE TO THERE
8.The Alternative-Energy Fetish149
9.The First Step171
PART III: THE FUTURE OF ENVIRONMENTALISM
10.Women’s Rights187
11.Improving Consumption223
12.The Architecture of Community263
13.Efficiency Culture301
14.Asking Questions331
Epilogue: A Grander Narrative?343
Resources for Future Environmentalists349
Notes355
Index415

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Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations viii
  • Figures ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction- Unraveling the Spectacle xv
  • Part I - Seductive Futures 1
  • 1- Solar Cells and Other Fairy Tales 3
  • 2- Wind Power’s Flurry of Limitations 31
  • 3- Biofuels and the Politics of Big Corn 61
  • 4- The Nuclear-Military-Industrial Risk Complex 81
  • 5- The Hydrogen Zombie 105
  • 6- Conjuring Clean Coal 121
  • 7- Hydropower, Hybrids, and Other Hydras 133
  • Part II - From Here to There 147
  • 8- The Alternative-Energy Fetish 149
  • 9- The First Step 171
  • Part III - The Future of Environmentalism 185
  • 10- Women’s Rights 187
  • 11- Improving Consumption 223
  • 12- The Architecture of Community 263
  • 13- Efficiency Culture 301
  • 14- Asking Questions 331
  • Epilogue- A Grander Narrative? 343
  • Resources for Future Environmentalists 349
  • Notes 355
  • Index 415
  • In the Our Sustainable Future Series 438
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