“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
Ever wondered why our bridges are crumbling, our highways are decaying, and our transit systems are rotting? Look at the federal gas tax, frozen at 18.3 cents per gallon since 1993. I addressed this transportation funding gap in a letter to the editor of the New York Times on March 3.
On the eve of President Obama's State of the Union address, my publisher Beacon Press asked various of its authors to weigh in on what they hope the President will say in his speech to the U.S. Congress this evening, and on what they hope he will accomplish during the coming year. I weighed in on coal plants and climate change.
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.