“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:
Our climate crisis calls for a fundamental change in the policies that shape America's automobile fleet. In the "POV" (Point of View) section of Boston University's daily publication, BU Today, I have outlined some of the fundamental flaws in our current motor vehicle fuel economy standards, explaining how these distortions have led U.S. manufacturers and car-buyers to shift toward bigger, more energy-wasteful trucks and SUVs.
In response to the Union of Concerned Scientists' call for a financial bailout of unprofitable nuclear plants, I argued in today's Cognoscenti that this move is a precarious and unnecessary diversion from an all-out commitment to developing renewable energy resources in a fundamentally transformed electric grid.
Check out the Updates page for changes since the 2015 hardcover edition.
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.