We’ve been meaning to publish a Cleantech Blog Bookshelf for a while. Cleantech Blog has always had a strong cadre of published and bestselling authors in our blogger roster, and I was recently included one of my essays on carbon credits alongside a star studded cast in an anthology called The Green Movement.

So enjoy, and we’d welcome reader book reviews on any of these, just submit to our blog submission form for us to review.

Books from our Bloggers

Joel Makower

Strategies for the Green Economy – Joel’s newest one.  Has gotten great reviews.

Beyond the Bottom Line – one of Joel’s originals.

Woodstock: The Oral History – and we’re not sure what possessed him, but years before we knew him, Joel did a history of Woodstock.

John Addison

Our long time blogger has written an excellent book on energy and cleantech topics, following his 1990s bestseller on channel marketing, Revenue Rocket.

Save Gas, Save the Planet

Revenue Rocket – John’s best selling book on channel marketing

David Niebauer – Our renewable energy law blogger took time off a few years ago to write the Rebirth of Arete: Reflections on the Evolution of Consciousness.

More on David.  It might make more sense if you knew that David’s non law graduate degree was in English. 

Peter Fusaro – Peter’s been a highly prolific author on finance and environmental markets.

What Went Wrong at Enron – His biggest hit was a New York Times bestseller on Enron’s fall.

As well as heavier tomes like his recently co-edited Energy and Environmental Project Finance Law and Taxation: New Investment Techniques

Books that have cited Cleantech Blog

Future Energy by Bill Paul is a former Wall Street Journal reporter writing on the the implications to our economy from new energy sources.

The Green Movement – Anthology of Green writers including Alex Steffen, Jeffrey Ball, George Will, and John Kerry, Robert Samuelson, as well as Cleantechblog.com chief blogger Neal Dikeman on carbon credits.

Books on Cleantech And Green You Should Read

Cleantech Revolution – by the Clean Edge guys, Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder, who wrote the first thought paper on clean technologies in 2001.

World Changing: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century

Books we Have Featured on Cleantech Blog

Smart Power – Our interview with author Peter Fox-Penner here.

Twilight in the Desert – Matthew Simmon’s book that legitimized the Peak Oil argument.

Hot, Flat and Crowded – Tom Friedman’s bestselling book on the implications on the us, energy and environment from population growth, globalization, and climate change.

Must read books about energy and the environment

The Prize by Daniel Yergin – The Seminal history of the oil industry.  Don’t play in cleantech without reading this book.

Collapse by Jared Diamond – an excellent read by the author of Guns, Germs and Steel arguing man-made environmental changes as the main cause of the decline of the Mayans, Easter Island, and numerous other major civilizations.

The Man Who Fed the World: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug and His Battle to End World Hunger – no one should do anything in ag or green chemistry without reading up on Norman Borlaug