Clean energy is arguably the most important issue facing our world today. You don’t have to believe in global climate change to understand the need to move away from fossil fuels. Epic wars, lung disease, terrorism, and the crushing national debt have all been generated by dependency on coal and oil. Migrating to renewable energy is the first step, but is fraught with challenges. Join us for a civil exchange about the technological, economic, and political ramifications of alternative energy and our future.
Clean Energy Radio with Craig Shields
Craig Shields’ background is a blend of business consulting and advocacy for clean technology.
After an undergraduate degree in physics and a masters degree in philosophy, Craig owned and managed a marketing agency for 25 years with a staff as large as 210 professionals. Headline clients included Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Sony, Microsoft, 3M, FedEx, Xerox, and AT&T.
Craig’s current position as editor of 2GreenEnergy.com enables him to use these business skills to forward concepts that are central to our survival as a species: the cessation of destructive practices associated with the production and consumption of energy. The website enables people all around the globe to come together and share important ideas concerning renewable energy, electric transportation, and sustainability more generally.
Craig’s book, Renewable Energy – Facts and Fantasies (published 2010, Clean Energy Press, 315 pages), is a compilation of interviews with 25 subject matter experts on the technology, the economics, and the politics of clean energy. Craig believes that our civilization’s ever-increasing hunger for energy — and its fixation on fossil fuels to provide that energy – is in the process of imploding on itself as our population grows and its demographics change. Yet we live in a world of tough realities, where an elegant solution simply does not exist.
Craig has traveled extensively to get at the truth behind the energy
industry, and reminds his listeners: “The technology, the economics, and the politics of renewables form a fantastically complicated calculus that needs to be thoroughly understood if we are to have relevant, informed discussions on this subject — the most important challenge in the history of mankind — the migration to clean and sustainable energy sources.