Renewable Matter # 4 / June

The Planet We Will See

Interview with Lester Brown

by Emanuele Bompan

Food, water and energy. There is only one man who can speculate on such a complex scenario: Lester Brown. For over half a century, he has constantly analyzed the relations amongst human activities, population, resources and the planet’s environmental balances. At 81, Lester Brown has still a clear vision of the future of our development. He discussed it with us in April in his office at the Earth Policy Institute, which will close down on 1st July 2015 because, as he announced wryly, “it’s time to retire”.


In your latest book, The Great Transition, you discussed how we are starting our transition out of fossil fuel. Which technology you see trending right now and which have the highest hope of success?

Well, maybe the most exciting thing right...

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