"If you have read enough already about our problems and are motivated to get to work, this book is for you. By placing renewable energy into a broad social context, it will help citizens work cooperatively with governments and businesses to create community-scaled solutions. I wish I'd had this book years ago."
—Dr. Jason Bradford, Willits Economic LocaLization
"As oil reserves dwindle and global warming accelerates, a rapid switch to renewable energy is imperative. The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook provides an inspiring vision and a wonderfully specific blueprint for saving both the planet and our other greatest natural resource—our shredded sense of community."
—Ross Gelbspan, author of Boiling Point and The Heat Is On
"The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook should be in the hands of every community activist across North America. It promises to be the catalyst that finally moves community ownership to the forefront of renewable energy development."
—Paul Gipe, author of Wind Power: Renewable Energy for Home, Farm, and Business
"Greg Pahl's Energy Handbook is a lucid, easy-to-read guide to what citizens of the planet can do about our energy dilemmas."
—Dan Berman, author of Who Owns the Sun?
"This book is for pioneers in the great project of the new century. It will
remain a touchstone informational resource for many years to come. May
we all engage deliberately, proactively and enthusiastically in the energy
transition, and learn to enjoy life without fossil fuels."
—Richard Heinberg, from the Foreword
"As the world passes through Peak Oil and society begins to Powerdown
and Relocalize, this handbook should be on the work-desk of anyone
planning for a Post-Carbon world."
—Julian Darley, founder and director of
the Post Carbon Institute, author of High Noon for Natural Gas