“Zehner is especially good at untangling sloppy thinking.” —David Owen, The New Yorker and author of The Conundrum
“Snap judgment: With chapter subtitles like ‘Step Away From the Pom-Poms’ and epigraphs from the likes of Dr. Seuss, Zehner is a delightful apostate in the church of green energy.” —Slate
“An academic who is causing shockwaves…” —The Sunday Times
Ozzie Zehner is the author of Green Illusions and a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. His recent publications include public science pieces in Christian Science Monitor, The American Scholar, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The Humanist, Truthout, and Women’s Studies Quarterly. He regularly guest lectures at universities and serves as a reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Zehner primarily researches the social, political and economic conditions influencing energy policy priorities and project outcomes. His work also incorporates symbolic roles that energy technologies play within political and environmental movements. Zehner’s research and projects have been covered by The Sunday Times, USA Today, WIRED, The Washington Post, Business Week, PBS, BBC, CNN, and MSNBC. His other areas of interest include habitat conservation, consumerism, urban policy, international human rights, and forgeries.
Zehner attended Kettering University (BS -Engineering) and The University of Amsterdam (MS/Drs – Science and Technology Studies). His research was awarded with honors at both institutions. He lives in San Francisco.