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Carbon IRA & YouTility
Carbon IRA & YouTility

Carbon IRA & YouTility

How to Address Climate Change & Reward Carbon Reduction Before It’s Too Late


162 Pages, 5.0 x 7.0

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $14.00 (CA $19.00) (US $14.00)

Publication Date: October 2019

ISBN 9780998425924

Rights: WOR

Blank Slate Communications, LLC (Oct 2019)
Layla Dog Press


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According to the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), adverse human impacts on global climate are worsening. Under present conditions, we have twelve years before the planet changes irreparably, potentially harming tens of millions of people. Nominally, 55-60 percent of the carbon build-up from humans comes from electricity and transportation. The ideas presented in this book represent a quick-start way forward. If we organize the electricity industry around two core principles—the Carbon IRA and the YouTility—we may yet be able to stave off disaster. The Carbon IRA is a way to motivate electricity consumers to use less and get engaged with solutions for individuals. The YouTility is a way to accelerate the infrastructure transformation on the production and delivery side.

Author Biography

Jason Makansi, author of four non-fiction books relating to business, energy/environmental issues, and mathematical modeling, was a past editor in chief of the leading professional journal on power plant engineering and has spent 40 years in the electricity industry following and analyzing regulatory and technological trends and developments. He earned his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University, is an alumnus of the Sewanee Writers Conference, and has also published a novel, The Moment Before, and numerous short stories. In his spare time, he plays the viola in community orchestras, plays piano for fun, and rides his bike as often as he can.