The standard argument that the planet is under threat and that the threat comes from energy is wrong, say David Howell and Carole Nakhle. They argue that energy can become a tool for environmental protection, that energy and the environment do not have to be in conflict and that by pooling ideas on its production and environmental protection energy can be part of a solution.
Who is it for? Environmental/economics students, lecturers and researchers, and environmentally minded readers/campaigners.
Presentation: Short, snappy and informed chapters are designed to push arguments, anxieties and agendas towards the need for action. The last chapter offers a two-page summary of recommendations.
Would you recommend it? Yes, but it is targeted at the concerned citizen rather than students.
Michael Foley is professor of international politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Out of the Energy Labyrinth: Uniting Energy and the Environment to Avert Catastrophe. First Edition
Author - David Howell and Carole Nakhle
Publisher - I. B. Tauris
Pages - 224
Price - £8.99
ISBN - 9781845115388