“Phil Warburg has invented a new literary genre: the clean energy travelogue. His trips to the places and characters behind the solar energy boom are brilliantly entertaining and informative. He has written the definitive guide to America’s solar transformation.”
—U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman (ret.)
Former Chair, House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Harness the Sun is an indispensable guide to the solar revolution. It describes the businesses that will profit from it, the interests that will be disrupted by it, and the policies that could accelerate it. If you think solar energy is just a futuristic option, read this book today.”
National Coordinator of the first Earth Day,
Former Director of the Solar Energy Research Institute
Watch a video of Phil Warburg speaking at Chicago ideas week:
On the eve of Exxon Mobil's annual meeting in Dallas next Wednesday, it's worth taking a close look at a number of sensible shareholder resolutions addressing climate change that the oil giant consistently advises its shareholders to vote down. In a Boston Globe op-ed, I provide an overview of these resolutions and the company's arguments against them. I also report on my own belated divestment of Exxon and other fossil fuel stock.
With 560,000 vehicles per day passing through its tunnels, Boston's Big Dig has boosted private car travel precisely when we should be broadening our reliance on low-carbon mobility. Major new investments in public transit were a precondition for proceeding with the Big Dig, yet one state administration after another has allowed most of these projects to languish. Yesterday's decision to revive the long-delayed Green Line extension to Somerville and surrounding communities is a necessary step toward getting Boston's transit commitments back on track. I welcomed this move today, in a Boston Globe Letter to the Editor.
From inner-city neighborhoods and industrial wastelands to the open desert, Harness the Sun traces solar energy's remarkable ascent and introduces readers to a surprising collection of pioneers who are transforming the way we power the American economy.
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.