Author Bio

“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. He has written for Christian Science Monitor, The American Scholar, The Hill, UTNE, Truthout, ARTE, The Humanist, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and other publications. He regularly guest lectures at universities and serves as a reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Ozzie primarily researches the social, political and economic conditions influencing energy policy priorities and project outcomes. He studies the symbolic roles that energy technologies play within political and environmental movements. His work has appeared in a variety of media including The Sunday TimesWIREDThe Washington Post, USA Today, 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.

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