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2012-06-12 02:22:07

BERKELEY, Calif., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewable energy technologies do not offset fossil fuel use in the United States according to a new environmental book, Green Illusions (June 2012, University of Nebraska Press), by University of California - Berkeley visiting scholar Ozzie Zehner. In fact, building more solar cells and wind turbines could actually accelerate fossil fuel use unless nations take other steps to avoid a rebound effect. Many renewable energy researchers assume that...

2012-06-11 02:20:38

BERKELEY, Calif., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hybrid and electric cars are neither clean nor green according to a new environmental book, Green Illusions (June 2012, University of Nebraska Press), written by University of California - Berkeley visiting scholar Ozzie Zehner. Green Illusions exposes numerous hidden side effects of new hybrid and electric cars, such as the Tesla, Leaf, Fisker Karma, and Prius. The analysis considers mining impacts, toxins, energy use, suburban sprawl and...

2012-06-04 02:22:06

BERKELEY, Calif., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar cells do not offset greenhouse gases or curb fossil fuel use in the United States according to a new environmental book, Green Illusions (June 2012, University of Nebraska Press), written by University of California - Berkeley visiting scholar Ozzie Zehner. Green Illusions explains how the solar industry has grown to become one of the leading emitters of hexafluoroethane (C2F6), nitrogen trifluoride (NF3), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)....

2012-05-30 02:22:14

BERKELEY, Calif., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Presidents Bush and Obama both supported wind power development by publicly referencing a Department of Energy (DOE) study that contains serious flaws, according to a new environmental book by UC Berkeley visiting scholar Ozzie Zehner. GREEN ILLUSIONS (University of Nebraska Press, June 2012) draws upon previously unpublished interviews with the DOE. According to Green Illusions, the DOE report renders a picture of wind energy that is up to six...

2011-09-13 13:51:00

LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Nebraska Press will soon begin handling the publication, distribution and marketing of books released by The Jewish Publication Society. The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska approved purchase of JPS inventory during a Sept. 9 meeting. The JPS Board of Trustees approved the collaborative agreement Sept. 13. The Jewish Publication Society, widely known as JPS, publishes Jewish books of enduring worth,...

2009-10-08 11:08:00

LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- German writer Herta Muller, whose short story collection Nadirs was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 1999, is the winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature. Muller was born in 1953 in the Banat, a German-language region of Romania, and the stories of Nadirs are based on her experiences growing up there. Nadirs, Muller's first published work, was originally published in Romania under the title Niederungen in a...