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Solar Power
by Dustin Mulvaney

How do we transition to solar power while avoiding the disproportionate impacts we see with our energy systems today? Dustin Mulvaney highlights some of the social and environmental consequences of scaling up the solar industry.

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TITLE
Solar Power: Innovation, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice
AUTHOR
Dustin Mulvaney
PUBLISHER
University of California Press
PAGES
344
PUBLICATION DATE
April 2019

Dustin Mulvaney teaches in the Environmental Studies Department at San Jose State University, one of the first six interdisciplinary environmental studies programs in the USA, founded as a result of the first Earth Day 1970. Mulvaney's research focuses on the social and environmental dimensions of food and energy systems where I research questions about innovation, emerging technologies and environmental change. His research on solar energy commodity chains is synthesized in the book Solar Power, Innovation, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice, published by the University of California Press in 2019.

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