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How Much Energy Is Too Much Energy?


Vermont editor Tom Butler says no matter how energy efficient we become, there’s a limit to our consumption, even with renewable green sources. Instead, he says, we must recognize the true costs of our relentless search for resources to power perpetual growth. We’ll look at this idea and others presented in a sweeping new book called Energy.


Tom Butler-  A Vermont-based activist and writer, Tom Butler is the board president of the Northeast Wilderness Trust and Editorial Project Director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology. He is also the former longtime editor of Wild Earth journal. His latest book is called include ENERGY: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth.