2019-07-17

Top Books on Climate Change and Renewable Energy

Summer holiday is rapidly approaching, so it’s time to stock up on books to take with you on your trip. We’ve put together the top holiday reads to help you choose one of the gems.

Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet

book climate change bestsellerGlobal warming has become an accepted fact of modern life, acknowledged as an imminent danger by everyone. Mark Lynas outlines what to expect from a warming world, degree by degree. After one degree, he says, droughts will probably devastate Nebraska, the Amazon ecosystem may collapse and Australian coral reefs will be reduced to rubble. After two degrees, polar bears will be extinct, Europe scorched by heatwaves. After three degrees, Manhattan will be swamped by regular floods and most of Holland will be under water. After four degrees, southern Europe… Lynas doesn’t bother going to the ninth circle of hell.

Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet
[Book & eBook Amazon] 7,13 – 24,95 €

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

book climate changeThe most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems. In short, either we embrace radical change ourselves or radical changes will be visited upon our physical world. The status quo is no longer an option.

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
[Book & eBook Amazon] 5,97 -27,36 €

Energy Democracy, Germany’s Energiewende to Renewables

book renewable energy germanyThis book outlines how Germans convinced their politicians to pass laws allowing citizens to make their own energy, even when it hurt utility companies to do so. It traces the origins of the Energiewende movement in Germany from the Power Rebels of Schönau to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s shutdown of eight nuclear power plants following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. This book offers evidence that the transition to renewables is a one-time opportunity to strengthen communities and democratize the energy sector – in Germany and around the world. Authors: Craig Morris, Arne Jungjohann

Energy Democracy: Germany’s Energiewende to Renewables
[Book Amazon] 40,65 €

REN21: Renewables 2016 Global Status Report

renewable energy status reportThe most referenced report on the status of renewable energies: 2015 was an extraordinary year for renewable energy. Renewables are now cost competitive with fossil fuels in many markets and are established around the world as mainstream sources of energy. Cities, communities and companies are leading the rapidly expanding “100% renewable” movement, playing a vital role in advancing the global energy transition. Distributed renewable energy is advancing rapidly to close the gap between the energy haves- and have-nots.

Download the Renewables 2016 Global Status Report Free