“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
In today's New York Times, I take issue with Dan Esty's dismissal of "top-down" measures, including international climate change accords and federal clean energy programs, as ways to slow the slide toward climate catastrophe. Here's what I wrote in a letter to the editor published today.
On Iowa Public Radio's "River to River," I joined a panel this past Thursday assessing the EPA's proposed rule to bring about a 30% drop in power plant carbon emissions by 2030. The views ranged from enthusiasm about this decisive move to rejection of the very idea that CO2 and other greenhouse gases are pollutants worthy of regulation under the Clean Air Act. To listen to this debate, moderated by Iowa Public Radio's Ben Kieffer, click here.
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.