Month: September 2019

The Basic Income Podcast discusses Solar Dividends

Author Robert Stayton was interviewed on the The Basic Income Podcast on September 16, 2019. Hosts Jim Pugh and Owen Poindexter asked him about his new book Solar Dividends in a podcast titled “Robert Stayton: Could Solar Dividends Provide a Basic Income?” After the interview Jim and Owen discussed the idea of funding basic incomes … Read More

Robert Pollin recommends Solar Dividends

ROBERT POLLIN is Distinguished University Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and founding Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute. This is what he said after reading Solar Dividends. Achieving viable paths to climate stabilization must be the first economic priority of all humanity until the job is really, truly done. Solar … Read More

Five Star review from Readers’ Favorite

The Readers’ Favorite book review site gave Solar Dividends a Five Star review, their highest rating. “Overall, Solar Dividends is an essential read to open the audience’s mind to new possibilities about changing the fate of our ailing planet and is highly recommended for its hopeful and practical vision of a better tomorrow.” Read the … Read More

Stop throwing fuel on the fire

If we are going to stop the fire of global warming, it is vital that we  STOP THROWING FUEL ON THE FIRE!  The following devastating fact is taken from my new book: “At a time when we should be cutting back on fossil fuels, the US paid $649 billion in direct and indirect subsidies to … Read More

Radio Interview on KSQD

Robert Stayton was interviewed about his new book Solar Dividends on KSQD radio in Santa Cruz. He explains the origin of his idea of using solar energy for universal basic incomes and how we might bring it about.  You can listen to the entire 39 minute interview here. Interviewed on September 19, 2019 by Rachel … Read More

The origin of Solar Dividends

My new book “Solar Dividends” actually has an origin story. It goes like this. While writing my previous book “Power Shift”, which is about how we can transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, I was trying to figure out how much renewable energy we would need. That is, if we managed to transition 100% … Read More

RECOMMENDED by US Review of Books

The book review site US Review of Books has given Solar Dividends its RECOMMENDED rating (their highest). The reviewer concludes the review with: “Stayton’s thought-provoking, well-researched work has the power to draw the attention of anyone, of whatever political persuasion, who is seriously interested in global energy issues and their implications for our future.” They … Read More

Solar Dividends Book Released!

Author Robert Stayton and Sandstone Publishing are proud to announce the release of his new book Solar Dividends: How Solar Energy Can Generate a Basic Income For Everyone on Earth. This breakthrough book describes how we can use solar energy to generate a minimum basic income for everyone on the planet. “I believe this is … Read More