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Victoria Chapter Meeting: Energy Basics Lecture and Book Review

Chapter Meeting
Jul 20 2009 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Our July 20th Chapter meeting will be comprised of an Energy Basics Lecture by Bruce Sellers, and a review of energy and climate books.

We'd like to hear from you about what books about sustainable energy are a worthwhile read. You all likely have an ever growing reading list on this topic, and lets gather together to help each other narrow our lists down a bit.

Due to limited time, we will ask that you limit your review to two minutes. Perhaps simply answer the following questions regarding the book you've read:

  • What was you favorite thing about the book or that you learned from the book?
  • What didn't you like?
  • What is your overall recommendation?

Here are some titles you might want to check out:

Sustainable Energy - without the hot air by David MacKay

Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller (Hardcover) by Jeff Rubin

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--And How It Can Renew America (Hardcover) by Thomas L. Friedman

Carbon Shift: How the Twin Crises of Oil Depletion and Climate Change Will Define the Future (Hardcover) by Thomas Homer-Dixon

The Global Deal: Climate Change and the Creation of a New Era of Progress and Prosperity (Hardcover) by Nicholas Stern

The Vanishing Face Of Gaia (Hardcover) by James Lovelock

Cradle To Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough & Michael Braungart

The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need by Chris Turner

Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options by Jefferson W. Tester, Elisabeth M. Drake, Michael J. Driscoll, Michael W. Golay, William A. Peters

Sustainable Fossil Fuels: The Unusual Suspect in the Quest for Clean and Enduring Energy by Mark Jaccard

Hot Air: Meeting Canada's Climate Change Challenge by Jeffrey Simpson, Mark Jaccard, Nic Rivers

Stupid to the Last Drop: How Alberta Is Bringing Environmental Armageddon to Canada (And Doesn't Seem to Care) by William Marsden

Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning by George Monbiot

The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization by Thomas Homer-Dixon

Fueling Our Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy by Robert L. Evans (Author)

Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage by Daniel Esty (Author), Andrew Winston

Natural Capitalism by L. Hunter Lovins, Amory Lovins, Paul Hawken

Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century by Al Gore (Foreword), Alex Steffen (Author)

Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future (Paperback) by Bill McKibben

Blessed Unrest by Paul Hawken

The Hype About Hydrogen: Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate by Joseph J. Romm

Energy Switch: Proven Solutions for a Renewable Future by Craig Morris

Thoreau's Legacy: American Stories about Global Warming - An Online Anthology American Stories about Global Warming .

PHEW! That is just a start.
Happy reading, and I look forward to hearing your reviews on July 20th!