Robert N. Danziger,Mike Kazaleh's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Energy Independence PDF

By Robert N. Danziger,Mike Kazaleh

roughly nonfiction, this raucously humorous ebook throws readers the insider’s curveball on oil embargoes, the race to the moon, and an elite think-tank that led the united states attempt on substitute power. half memoir, half strength event, A humorous factor occurred as a way to strength Independence is the serendipitous trip from musician – to school droput (Bob left after 3 months to affix an experimental band) – to experimental musician – to legislation tuition graduate – to house legislations pioneer – to strength cogeneration advisor – to wash air industrialist – to giant wooden sculptor – to medical environmental philosopher at huge – and again.

A humorous factor occurred in order to power Independence is the 1st strength or environmental e-book that makes no aspect and doesn’t ask you to imagine. this is often the 1st publication by means of Robert Danziger, a ghost of other strength past.

More than simply a great time, A humorous factor occurred in an effort to power Independence by way of writer, inventor, musician, attorney, and throughout stable man Robert Danziger, teaches readers points of different energies with out moralizing, pontificating, or maybe advocating. A key participant within the substitute power for over thirty years, Danziger was once the 1st individual to get rid of a complete type of pollution from a operating strength plant. up to now, his efforts secured the most important strength conservation and greenhouse gasoline relief occasion in historical past, and what his publication bargains is cohesion, a bipartisan bird’s eye view of recent energy—and loads of laughter.

In twenty-seven chapters like “See Your Swiss and lift You One Jew,” “Kings of the Beach,” and “Give or Take $500 Million,” this normally real paintings of nonfiction remembers the author’s profession pursuing strength independence, track, and private prosperity. He stocks unbelievably humorous tales approximately rocket scientists doing dumb issues, why Uranus was once renamed, and the way a bowl of oatmeal helped get a 5 thousand pound satellite tv for pc to Jupiter. He touches on sun ponds, windmills, biofuels, geothermal strength, ultra-clean emission structures, the weather switch scenario, and the way it got here to be that he garnered $60 million mortgage papers on the nook of Randolph and Clark, the precise spot in Chicago the place, as a six-year-old baby, his dad offered newspapers to aid their kinfolk. It finally ends up new strength architects need to spend their proportion of hours in leather-based bars, and it is helping if they’ve labored as studio musicians. Readers additionally study that it’s much better to allow a legal professional choke on a poultry bone, then no longer dance on a educate platform in Tokyo—and that whereas we would no longer have the entire solutions to the world’s problem, we should always be pleased that someone’s been taking notes at the humorous parts.

A comic strip contest for the canopy and illustrations used to be held by means of Animazing highlight and entries got here from worldwide. the canopy caricature is via Mike Kazaleh.

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