The Energy of Nations: Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance

The Energy of Nations: Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance

Jeremy Leggett / Dec 15, 2019

The Energy of Nations Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance Systemic global 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 L

  • Title: The Energy of Nations: Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance
  • Author: Jeremy Leggett
  • ISBN: 9780415857826
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Paperback
  • Systemic global 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 reasSystemic global 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 mobilizing renewables and redeploying energy funding can soften the crash of modern capitalism and set us on a road to renaissance.

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    About "Jeremy Leggett"

      • Jeremy Leggett

        Jeremy Leggett is one of the world s foremost experts on renewable power, energy policy and climate change He worked as an oil geologist before become an environmental campaigner for Greenpeace A prominent commentator around the world, Jeremy is executive chairman of the UK s leading solar company, founding director of the world s first private equity fund for renewable energy, and author of Half Gone Oil, Gas, Hot Air and the Global Energy Crisis titled Empty Tankin the US.


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    1. Quit the book 80 pages from the end. The message - peak oil is here, and we better worry and start changing - I can identify with. The way it is written, on the other hand, is boring. Too many repetitions. Chapter after chapter the same pattern emerges: warn for peak oil, speak at a conference, complain about the people who say otherwise. After 50 pages, everyone got the message, but this went for 200 more pages.


    2. "I do not pretend that things won't get much worse before they get better," is one of the closing statements in social entrepreneur, Jeremy Leggett. Founder and chairman of renewable energy company Solarcentury and SolarAid, Leggett paints a grim view of the future - a future which is rising rapidly to meet us. The facts are communicated plainly - peak oil is a concern, as are the financial markets. The economic melt-down we faced a few years prior is delved into, alongside the status of the glo [...]


    3. In this book Leggett considers the causes of the 2008 financial crash and if we have reached the peak oil point, and the effects and implications that this has had so far, and will have in the near and medium future.He looks at how the architects of the financial crisis have escaped mostly scot free, the way that the oil oligarchs and bankers have ingratiated themselves in such a way that they cannot see a way out of the problem that they have caused, and beyond the end of oil. A lot of the accu [...]


    4. A well written look at the most recent history surrounding the debate of Peak Oil and the transition to a low carbon future. While most of the book is a play by play starting with the Dot Com bubble of 2001, following through the financial crisis of 2008 it offers a stark glimpse at what the near future might hold in terms of possible financial crisis, and possible oil crises. Leggett uses both anecdotes (stories of speeches he's given, conversations he's had, reactions to speeches or events as [...]


    5. A very easy read for a message so powerfully dystopian. The facts are irrefutable and Jeremy Leggett's experience and literal 'been there' history combine to be an excellently told essay on the need to escape fossil fuels.




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