The Energy Of Nations  

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Jeremy Leggett has a new book out called "The Energy Of Nations" on "Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance". The preface and first chapter are here (pdf).

Jeremy also has some news article posted - Why governments are blind to fossil fuel energy risk and A grim future if our oil-dependent society refuses to change.

Systemic risks of oil supply, climate shock and financial collapse threaten tomorrow’s economies and mean businesses and policy makers face huge challenges in fuelling tomorrow’s world.

Jeremy Leggett gives a personal testimony of the dangers often ignored and incompletely understood – a journey through the human mind, the institutionalization of denial, and the reasons civilizations fail. It is also an account of tantalizing hope, because mobiliizing renewables and redeploying energy funding can soften the crash of modern capitalism and set us on a road to renaissance.

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This was a good book, but lacking in typical prosperous answers to overcome the obvious suffering of not reducing our dependence.

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