About two weeks later, Jeremy Rifkin, the author of "The European Dream: How Europe's Vision of the Future is Quietly Eclipsing the American Dream," published "The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World."
If Daniel Yergin is the Business-As-Usual (shale gas, inevitable nuclear, and cutting-edge renewable energy),
can Jeremy Rifkin be an elitist anti-corporate alternative (distributed renewable energy and smart grids, as planned in Europe)?
Who do you think is right? (Or, are they all wrong?)
If you haven't had a chance to read the books, let us talk about it after watching the videos linked below.
Yergin's interview with UC Berkeley: http://youtu.be/f-KtX9OPtsQ
Rifkin's keynote speech at Canada's Evergreen Brick Works Forum: http://youtu.be/LRl8ki3FH2c
Rifkin, J. (2011). The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
Yergin, D. (2011). The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. New York, NY: The Penguin Press.