By Philip WarburgSince Beacon’s publication of Harness the Sun last Fall, I’ve spent a lot of time in university classrooms and on radio shows talking up solar power’s potential as a clean energy resource. These discussions have largely focused on the supply side of renewable energy, but there’s a broader and equally exciting story to tell about the rapid transformation of our built environment. It’s a story that is as much about what we can do to reduce our buildings’ energy demand as it is about what we can do to produce the power we need to comfortably use those buildings.
This Earth Day, we at Beacon Press are featuring titles that showcase individuals and organizations taking a stand for our home and encourage readers to take the stand with them.
In his review of Denis and Gil Boyer Hayes' COWED, Philip Warburg says it offers a "compelling compromise between swearing off beef and continuing an unhealthy, polluting status quo."
With the season’s snowfall now well past the 100-inch mark, no one needs to be reminded of how rough a winter it’s been for Bostonians. Ice dams are everywhere, gutters are straining to the breaking point, and leaks have become the prime topic of water cooler conversation. Yet amidst it all, residential solar power systems have soldiered on.
Putting the State of the Union in context: Eight books you should read.
Just in time for this Sunday's People's Climate March, here are five essential titles that raise awareness about impending climate change.
Beacon authors Amy Alexander, Aviva Chomsky, Philip Warburg, Eric Schwarz, Carol Corbett Burris, and James W. Russell present their wish list for the 2014 State of the Union Address.
Philip Warburg, energy conservationist and author of HARVEST THE WIND, finds fault with Joe Nocera's pro-fracking column in the Oct 5 edition of the New York Times.
Iowa State Senator Rob Hogg took his climate change message to New England, and Philip Warburg was there to listen to him.
Chilly? Put on a sweater. Or, better yet, shut off the AC.
Wind power has helped to bring back a Kansas farming community.
Wind power is not simply a fantasy perpetrated by Barack Obama and the Democratic Party--it is a technology that can provide a fifth of America's power.
A research laboratory at the Department of Energy has some encouraging projections of a more sustainable future.
In honor of Earth Day, we asked Philip Warburg what he thinks is our most pressing environmental issue.
The author of a forthcoming book on wind power looks at the promise wind farms hold for providing clean energy and renewing our economy.