This critique comes on the heels of an Op-Ed by economist Paul Krugman, entitled, "Renewable Energy's Not-So-Bright Side," in which he claims to be "skeptical" about the affordability of "running an all- renewable economy." Zehner agrees, "there's a misconception that once alternative energy technologies get off the ground, they can fly on their own. But alternative energy technologies are better understood as a product of fossil fuels."
According to Zehner, if there is a silver bullet to address climate change, it is "to envision a prosperous, yet smaller and less-consuming populace."
Truthout interview: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/15588-power-shift-away-from-green-illusions
Green Illusions book: http://GreenIllusions.orgKrugman Op-Ed: http://truth-out.org/news/item/227 Contact: Ozzie Zehner, Author (415)501-0073 Email http://GreenIllusions.org This press release was issued through eReleases® Press Release Distribution. For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com. SOURCE Ozzie Zehner