"I teach 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. My research focuses on the social and environmental dimensions of food and energy systems where I research questions about innovation, emerging technologies and environmental change. My research on solar energy commodity chains is synthesized in my new book entitled Solar Power, Innovation, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice with the University of California Press." Website: http://www.dustinmulvaney.com/
By Dustin Mulvaney, Dharna Noor, The Real News Network
Solar energy is a commodity that is produced, and that it requires extractive industries and chemical industries and landscapes, end of life management plans. It doesn’t inherently come with sustainability.