5 Must-Read Books on Clean Energy

Five Influential Books on Clean Energy

We strive to be a great resource for you when it comes to clean energy. Our goal is to help you understand the importance of it—in relation to our environment and economy—as well as how it works. While we can provide you with some great information on these ideas, you may want to dig deeper into the clean energy industry on your own.

To help you get started with your research, we’ve selected five of the most interesting and influential books on clean energy. Learn more about each of these and why we selected them below.

1. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a New York Times Bestseller that tells the true story of author William Kamkwamba’s journey to bring electricity to his village. Though it’s less about the technology of clean energy and more about the author’s story, it’s still worth the read! Throughout the book, you’ll learn how one boy changed an entire village after learning about the power of clean energy. Starting with a windmill, he eventually helped power a water pump and create other forms of energy to those who wouldn’t have been able to afford (or wouldn’t have access to) traditional electricity.

2. The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy

Authored by the founder of the Earth Policy and Worldwatch Institutes and other environmental experts, The Great Transition highlights the specific risks of our dependence on fossil fuels. The book addresses the current movement and how countries around the world are working toward a cleaner and more stable Earth.

3. All Electric America: A Climate Solution and the Hopeful Future

All Electric America was written by a former CEO of major utility companies and an experienced writer/editor in the energy field. In their book, they warn readers of the real dangers we’re facing if we don’t make a drastic change in regards to our energy. The book is written for those in the utility industry, politicians, and consumers. In the book, you’ll see how making the transition to an all-renewable and all-electric society is not just necessary, but completely possible.

4. Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era

In Reinventing Fire, author Amory Lovins and the Rocky Mountain Institute discuss the rising issue with our dependence on oil and coal. In this book, you’ll find out how clean energy has the power to positively impact not just our climate, but our economy as well. Reinventing Fire urges us to move to an economy that no longer needs oil, coal, or nuclear power to survive.

5. Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy

Fossil fuels are harming our climate and becoming less and less available. In this book, author Jeremy Shere examines the five most promising types of clean energy and how they can be used in the future. But he takes it a step further by digging into the history of each type of clean energy to help readers better understand how they’ve evolved over the years.

You can find all of these books on Amazon. For more information on clean energy, contact us! We’re happy to answer your specific questions.