Reference and Research Book News, June 2011 This history of green energy in America showcases the grand experiments, both successful and failed, that have broadened our cultural relationship with sustainable power over the past century. AlterNet.org, 5/30/11 What Madrigal's volume offers is a look at an array of technological innovations, some of them crackpot and some of them very likely alternatives, for how to produce energy in an environmentally sustainable manner. It is a history well worth knowing and exploring, to avoid reinventing the wheel anew with every innovation, as advances in green technologies need to be and will be ratcheted up.
San Francisco Chronicle, 7/3/11 An eye-opening history of green alternative energy that rises above politics to present a cautionary tale.
Treehugger.com, 6/21/11 A 300+ page tour of the century-long history of renewable energy development in the United States, it amply shows that if you thought people only tried to develop green technology in the past few decades you're sorely mistaken A fascinating read.
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