Green Thursdays

You know there’s a funny characterisation about Westerners. Every person in Asia tells me the same thing, Westerners love books. We read them while lying on sun loungers or in our beds before we go to sleep at night. I especially love to catch up on some reading while I’m on holiday. If I like the book I’ll read it in two days, maybe three. It definitely wont last longer than a week. So I’ve decided to start Green Thursdays to share with you some of the books I love on green issues.

Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air
David MacKay
This one’s a tough one, and honestly you might have a hard time getting to the last page, but it is in my opinion one of the best books on the subject of renewable energy. It is packed full of information, which is both a good and a bad thing. At times it felt like I wasn’t going to make it, but I’m glad that I did. This book has everything from how we use energy to new developments in the energy sector. The thing is energy production and use really is driving some of the major changes that our planet is facing (that is if you believe in global warming). Informing yourself about these issues is a first step to understanding the bigger picture. For all those who are willing to try this book, good luck. For everyone else, I’ll choose an easier read next week 🙂