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|From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)|
|Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:59:53 -0700 (PDT)|
Another valuable find by Wanda Ballentine. I hope to read Zehner's book by the end of the year (after my University of Minnesota courses have ended). It's available at the Hennepin County Library. Scott Jackson sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Wanda Ballentine <wsb70 [at] comcast.net> Date: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 5:47 PM Subject: Ozzie Zehner, "Solar Cells and Other Fairy Tales" To: Very important view of alternative energy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ9-jYfpwfw&app=desktop Ozzie Zehner, "Solar Cells and Other Fairy Tales" This event was held at the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society at the University of California, Berkeley. "Solar Cells and Other Fairy Tales: Symbols and Expectations for a Clean Energy Future" Wednesday 7 Mar 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Ozzie Zehner STSC Visiting Scholar The seductive tales of wind turbines, solar cells, and biofuels foster the impression that with a few technical upgrades, we might just sustain our current energy trajectories without consequence. Media and political coverage lull us into dreams of a clean energy future juxtaposed against a tumultuous past characterized by evil oil companies and the associated energy woes they propagated. Like most fairy tales, this productivist parable contains a tiny bit of truth. And a whole lot of fantasy. This talk does not expose a scandal or cover-up in the traditional sense, but rather explores a particular alignment of interests and priorities that presents equally provocative questions to the environmental community. Solar cells shine brightly within the idealism of textbooks and the glossy pages of environmental magazines, but real-world experiences reveal a scattered collection of side effects and limitations that rarely mature into attractive realities. This talk is based on Ozzie's forthcoming book, Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism (University of Nebraska Press, June 2012). This event sponsored by STSC
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