An inspiring look at the Clean Energy Revolution
Combining the instincts of a journalist and the insight of the leader of a national business organization at the forefront of climate policy, Bob Keefe provides the first in-depth look at how the most important climate action in history is reshaping our economy, the way we live, and the future of our planet. He shows how the future long predicted by pundits, policymakers and prognosticators has arrived, and how smart businesses and communities are seizing the opportunities that come with it. Keefe introduces readers to the next generation of clean energy entrepreneurs and innovators, and takes us to places like Kings Mountain, N.C. and Blue Oval City, Tenn., modern-day clean economy frontier towns where battery and electric vehicle factories are sprouting from fallow fields and reinvigorating communities previously bypassed by earlier economic shifts.
Bob Keefe, executive director of E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) a national, nonpartisan group of business owners, investors and professionals who leverage economic research and their business perspective to advance policies that are good for the environment and good for the economy, is the author of Climatenomics: Washington, Wall Street, and the Economic Battle to Save Our Planet (R&L, 2022). Previously, Keefe spent nearly 25 years as a journalist, reporting for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Cox Newspapers chain, the St. Petersburg Times, and the Austin American-Statesman. He resides in San Diego, California.
“In Clean Economy NOW, Bob Keefe masterfully illustrates what Milton Freidman told us decades ago: There is power in tapping free enterprise to solve our environmental challenges. Through his in-depth look at how American businesses are responding to the climate crisis, he shows that a healthy economy and a healthy environment can – and should - go hand-in-hand.”
“Federal and state clean energy policies are unlocking unprecedented economic opportunity for businesses across America and helping improve equity in the places most in need. Read this book and you’ll understand how and what it all means to your company, your community, and our planet.”
“We’re at the beginning of the business opportunity of a lifetime – and the best opportunity we have left to combat climate change, improve equity, and expand clean energy for all. To understand the connections between policy, economy, markets and trends, smart business leaders should read Clean Economy NOW.”
“If you want to understand the once-in-a-generation opportunities of America’s clean economy revolution, read this book. As author Bob Keefe lays out, businesses are leading the way, and the only thing that can stop us now is if we make the mistake of letting smart climate investments get caught in the crosshairs of our political and cultural wars.”