“A 'must-read' for anyone who wants to understand the promise and challenge of building the clean energy economy of the future.”
— U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman
“Combining graceful prose, analytical rigor, and colorful characters, Harvest the Wind portrays the excitement of a new industry. Much more than just an exploration of the prospects for wind energy, though, Harvest takes us along on the author's journey through the American heartland in search of the nation's soul, and its future.”
— Denis Hayes, national coordinator of the first Earth Day and former director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Want to know what 93 million factory-fed cows have brought to American diets, the American environment, and the global climate? In their new book Cowed, Earth Day 1970 coordinator Denis Hayes and environmental lawyer Gail Boyer Hayes provide some sobering answers.
It's been a very rough season for Bostonians and other New Englanders, but that hasn't stopped our home solar system from capturing lots of winter sun. In a blog post that just ran in Beacon Broadside, I describe how well our 23 solar panels have performed, even in the immediate aftermath of major snowfall. Luckily for us, photovoltaic cells work even better in cold weather than in the summer's warmth.
Harvest the Wind is a story of hope with its pulse deep in the American heartland. Wind power has brought new jobs, new income, and a restored sense of pride to hundreds of communities across the country. With eyes wide-open, Warburg charts a course that can lead our nation to a saner and more sustainable energy future.