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

By Robert N. Danziger,Mike Kazaleh

kind of 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 replacement strength. half memoir, half strength event, A humorous factor occurred so one can power Independence is the serendipitous trip from musician – to school droput (Bob left after 3 months to hitch an experimental band) – to experimental musician – to legislation college graduate – to area legislations pioneer – to power cogeneration advisor – to wash air industrialist – to giant wooden sculptor – to clinical environmental philosopher at huge – and again.

A humorous factor occurred with the intention to strength Independence is the 1st strength or environmental booklet that makes no aspect and doesn’t ask you to imagine. this can be the 1st e-book by means of Robert Danziger, a ghost of other strength past.

More than simply a great time, A humorous factor occurred so as to power Independence by way of writer, inventor, musician, legal professional, and throughout stable man Robert Danziger, teaches readers points of other energies with out moralizing, pontificating, or perhaps advocating. A key participant within the replacement power for over thirty years, Danziger used to be the 1st individual to do away with a complete type of pollution from a operating strength plant. thus far, his efforts secured the biggest strength conservation and greenhouse fuel aid occasion in background, and what his ebook deals is solidarity, 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 as a rule precise paintings of nonfiction remembers the author’s occupation pursuing strength independence, tune, 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 sunlight 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 personal loan papers on the nook of Randolph and Clark, the precise spot in Chicago the place, as a six-year-old baby, his dad bought newspapers to help their relations. 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 research that it’s much better to enable a attorney choke on a chook bone, then no longer dance on a educate platform in Tokyo—and that whereas we would no longer have all of the solutions to the world’s challenge, we should always be blissful 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 sketch is by means of Mike Kazaleh.

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