Fossil fuels are bad, and clean energy is good, right? It turns out, it’s not that simple. Invite Ozzie Zehner to share the dirty secrets of clean energy, and why labels such as ‘for’ or ‘against,’ and ‘left’ versus ‘right’ cloud the important facts about our energy policies.
Did you know that solar panel production involves heavy metals, dangerous chemicals and toxic waste? Or that companies involved in their manufacture engage in illegal waste dumping?
From the power corridors of Washington to North Sea oil fields, wind farms in California and arctic glaciers, Ozzie Zehner has spent over ten years investigating environmentalism and energy policy. And while most of us choose to latch onto a single hopeful solution, Zehner uncovered the truth that virtually all alternative energy sources solve some problems—but create a whole host of new aches and pains.
Zehner will share:
- Why environmentalists will begin to oppose electric cars and hybrids.
- What clean energy and pornography have in common.
- How we should rethink our energy needs completely—not seek out alternate fuel sources.
- Why nuclear power won’t ever close a single coal-fired plant.
CREDENTIALS: Ozzie Zehner has worked on projects with industry, government and academia. He is currently a philanthropy consultant, guest speaker and visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. Zehner is the author of the book GREEN ILLUSIONS: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism.
AVAILABILITY: Nationally or by telephone
CONTACT: Ozzie Zehner, (415) 501-0073 (CA); GreenIllusions@gmail.com