By Lyonel Doherty
A former editor of the Oliver Chronicle wants to give people hope for a better, cleaner energy future.
Jeane Manning, with co-author Susan Manewich, has just published (another) book called “Hidden Energy,” which shares fascinating stories about innovation.
Manning’s passion for clean power began out of curiosity when she discovered an intriguing underground of people working on non-conventional approaches to clean energy.
The book features interviews with scientists and engineers (some considered renegades) facing unusual challenges in their quest for alternate power sources.
Unfortunately, a lot of what they are studying is being marginalized and stereotyped, Manning said.
But with new materials, new alloys and super-fast parts, she believes there are a lot of possibilities out there for an abundance of clean energy. And these ideas need to be openly discussed, she said.
“How is society going to transition peacefully from the current dominant energy technology to quite a different paradigm?”
Manning said humankind has an opportunity to take a leap forward into a higher civilization. But if we continue our current mentality, there could be all sorts of problems, she pointed out.