Who Owns the Sun?
People, Politics, and the Struggle for a Solar Economy
Daniel M. Berman and John T. O'Connor
America's most powerful corporations, utilities, and environmental organizations are in league with government to protect a dirty little secret: Solar power is a better way of meeting this nation's (or, for that matter, any other's) future electrical needs. But even though we already have the technology to turn sunlight into clean, reliable power, they want to keep us in the dark.
- Energy corporations manipulate congress, and handsomely reward congressional advocates, to keep people hooked on fossil fuels and delay solar development.
- The utility industry is poised to slap a meter on the sun once fossil fuels are depleted.
- Corporations have found ways to collaborate with (and silence) former environmental adversaries.
This book contains documented proof of how utilities are crippling—and attempting to own—solar energy.
About the Author
Dan Berman, PhD is a journalist, professor, environmental activist and author of Death on the Job: Occupational Health & Safety Struggles in the US
John O'Connor is one of the pre-eminent spokespeople for the environmental movement (even though you've never heard of him), and co-author of A Practical Guide to Preventing Lead Poisoning and coeditor of Fighting Toxics.
6" x 9", 356 pages. Paperback.