So he wrote a huge book about energy entirely based on materials efficiency and economic supply constraint considerations. Not to say there are not real flashes of brilliance here, throughout.
Traces the interconnections among energy production, the ecosystem, and the economic system and examines the waste and failures of American energy programs and policies. the 'poverty of power' is an excellent book. The Poverty of Power The Poverty of Power.
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Publication info: New York : Knopf, 1976. HD 9502 A2 C64 1975. The poverty of power : energy and the economic crisis, Barry Commoner. HD 9502 A2 C643 1976. The geopolitics of energy, Melvin A. Conant, Fern Racine Gold ; foreword by Robert Ellsworth.
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For example, he argued that polluting products (like detergents or synthetic textiles) should be replaced with natural products (like soap or cotton and wool). The Poverty of Power: Energy and the Economic Crisis (1976), New York: Random House. ISBN 978-0-394-40371-7. The Politics of Energy (1979), New York: Knopf. Making Peace With the Planet (1990), New York: Pantheon.
So opens Barry Commoner's The Poverty of Power, the book in which America's great biologist and environmentalist addresses himself to the central question of our day. He concludes that "what confronts us is not a series of separate crises, but a single basic deficit-a fault that lies deep in the design of modern society. This book is an effort to unearth that fault, to trace its relation to the separate crises, and to consider what can be done to correct it at its root.
A forceful statement by a well-known environmentalist which seeks the connections between environmental degradation, energy shortages and economic decline. A forceful statement by a well-known environmentalist which seeks the connections between environmental degradation, energy shortages and economic decline.
The Poverty of Power: Energy and the Economic Crisis, by Barry Commoner. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 314 pp. Barry Commoner’s book is not merely a comprehensive statement of the environmentalist outlook on the energy crisis; Commoner integrates his description of the nation’s energy system with a radical analysis of our economic structure.
Energy and the Economic Crisis. But each effort to solve one crisis seems to clash with the solution of the others-pollution control reduces energy supplies; energy conservation jobs. Inevitably, proponents of one solution become opponents of the others. Policy stagnates and remedial action is paralyzed, adding to the confusion and gloom that beset the country