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The Conundrum Original Edition
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“Owen's unflinching perspective is particularly refreshing.”—Mother Jones
“Elegant... Owen's core argument is not that we shouldn't try to save the environment. Rather, he says that our focus on technological innovation, particularly efficiency, is misguided.”—Slate
“A contrarian page-turner”—Bloomberg Businessweek --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Overall I enjoyed the book and recommend it to anyone interested in energy policy. Owen's thoughtful points serve as balance to optimists like Bryce and Lovins.
The first problem is that he is not the type of person willing to live as a vegan without a car. While he seems to have a great awareness of what needs done, he doesn't manage to live in the manner he knows is necessary. That can make him a little hard to take serious at times.
Second, he has more problems than solutions. It is very clear that the NIMBYs which have stopped us from building more high density cities based on Subways and Elevators need to be broken. It is very clear that energy efficiency gains give us nothing if they do not come along with higher energy prices. However the pathways to make that happen are opaque.