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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Civitas (15 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906837309
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906837303
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 15.9 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 661,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Constable is the Director of the Renewable Energy Foundation, an independent charity that publishes data and analysis on the energy sector. He was educated in the humanities, reading English at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and subsequently taking his PhD there in 1993. He has since taught at both Kyoto University, Japan, and at Cambridge, where, until 2005, he was a Leverhulme Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow of Magdalene. In that field he is best known as the leading authority on the twentieth-century philosopher of language and aesthetics, I. A. Richards, whose works 1919-1938 he edited in a ten-volume landmark edition, published in 2001. He is also the co-discoverer, with his colleague the Japanese particle physicist and economist Professor Hideaki Aoyama, of the mathematical distinction between verse and prose in English. Dr Constable has been working in energy policy since 2004 and is known for his data-grounded view that current policy targets for renewables are infeasible, unaffordable, and almost certainly counterproductive.


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A very important book for every one who is interested in understanding the implications of the 'green economy'. Most importantly it tackles the fallacious idea of 'win/win' outcomes of going green and the dishonesty surrounding the inevitable decline in output and living standards on the grounds of the dubious merits of being poorer but with greater equality (which is, of course, where we were in the stone age). Proponents of the green economy liken this scenario to the war years where we were all worse off but accepted austerity (rationing and shortages), state controls and restrictions on personal freedoms as essential to achieve victory over the enemy. The analogy does not bear scrutiny as the text progressively informs us. Make no mistake however the green economy is about austerity, state control and restriction of personal freedoms. This is a must read for those with open minds. I take a star away for some degree of poor readability.
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This book is well written, concise and good value for money. It should be required reading for all those politicians who make decisions without having thought through the consequences of those decisions. They have wasted billions over the years and are still doing it today.
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