Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy-and Our Planet-from Dirty Energy (BK Currents)

July 29, 2013 - Comment

The Biggest Untold Economic Story of Our TimeHere is the truth that the powerful Dirty Energy public relations machine doesn’t want you to know: the ascent of solar energy is upon us. The production of solar-generated electricity has risen exponentially in the last few years, and employment in the solar industry has doubled since 2009.

The Biggest Untold Economic Story of Our Time

Here is the truth that the powerful Dirty Energy public relations machine doesn’t want you to know: the ascent of solar energy is upon us. The production of solar-generated electricity has risen exponentially in the last few years, and employment in the solar industry has doubled since 2009. Meanwhile, electricity from coal has declined to pre–World War II levels as the fossil fuel industry continues to shed jobs.

Danny Kennedy systematically refutes the lies spread by solar’s opponents—that it is expensive, inefficient, and unreliable; that it is kept alive only by subsidies; that it can’t be scaled; and many other untruths. He shows that we need a rooftop revolution to break the entrenched power of the coal, oil, nuclear, and gas industries. Solar energy can create more jobs, return our nation to prosperity, and ensure the sustainability and safety of our planet. Now is the time to move away from the dangerous energy sources of the past and unleash the amazing potential of the sun.

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Alex says:

Count me in! Finally an easy, accessible, optimistic view on energy and sustainability in America. And such an easy read – great for sitting on the porch on a sunny afternoon :)In a time when we’re all searching for how we can make an impact on the larger world this makes it really easy to understand what I can do to help. I’m going to be proud when I tell my grandkids that I was part of the rooftop revolution powering my life with sunshine!

Brian Somers says:

A great industry perspective I’ve worked in the industry for a number of years now and have found very few advocates that can present our perspective as eloquently as Danny Kennedy. Rooftop Revolution is the culmination of Danny’s experience as a solar energy industry leader and advocate. In it, he gives the industry’s perspective on a number of recent, relevant events that have adversely affected the proliferation of solar energy in America.What’s really great about the book is the positive, non-complaining tone, that is so rarely used in the industry dialogue. Rather, Danny outlines the issues from his perspective, and offers simple solutions for how each of us can help the movement or “rooftop revolution” to end our addiction to what he refers to as King CONG (Coal, Oil, Nuclear, Gas), an acronym he uses to refer to the traditional electrical industry participants.Highly recommended for all those who care about our energy future, and it’s also a very easy/quick read.

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