For years, industrial civilization has relied on the combustion of abundant and cheap carbon fuels. But continued reliance has had perilous consequences. Yet there is a solution: to make the transition to renewable sources of energy and distributed, decentralized energy generation. This book takes a look at this particular model.
DR HERMANN SCHEER is a member of the German Bundestag (Parliament) and President of EUROSOLAR, the European Association for Renewable Energy. He is also General Chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy. In a career devoted to the replacement of nuclear and fossil fuels with environmentally sound energy sources, Dr Scheer has received numerous awards, including the World Solar Prize, the World Prize for BioEnergy, the World Wind Energy Award and the Alternative Nobel Prize. In 2002 Time Magazine recognized him as one of five 'Heroes for the Green Century'.