Safe Planet describes a road-map towards a new world, a safe planet.
It illustrates how we can, using commercially available technology, technically solve the climate crisis. Crucially though, it tackles the main barrier to change - the global political and economic power structures that make up the capitalist system.
The book is in two parts.
The first part explains why energy storage must play a central part in a future renewable electricity generation system and describes a paradigm shift in how we use vehicles – a step change in energy storage.
Intermittent renewable energy can become a source of firm 'dispatchable' power when combined with a suitable energy store. Real meteorological data is used to show how two example states – the UK and California - can be powered by renewable generators alone.
The second part of the book examines the political and economic barriers to a zero carbon world and identifies the agency that can bring the necessary changes about.
Fighting against austerity, fighting for good conditions and safety at the places where people work, and fighting for the safety of the environment – the place where we all live - are all part of the same struggle.
The book champions a campaigning strategy which will engage with and develop the agencies that can deliver a safe planet.
Safe Planet challenges some of the ‘twaddle’* put out by some of our learned professors about the viability of renewable energy. It dishes the dirt on the multinationals which dish the dirt on us and the planet.
By identifying the agent for change, it points to the basis for a strategy which will lead us to a better world.
* A favourite word of one of the professors.
Safe Planet will be published 26th September 2014