If you follow this blog long enough (please, please, please) you will realize we are big fans of Thomas Friedman. The guy just gets it, and not only that, he is listened to by important people. While he hasn't won a Nobel prize, he may be more deserving than Al Gore because he actual presents REAL solutions.
So I'm going to try keep this list short, but it will be hard! While there are a TON of books out there in regards to being "green", this list is focused on books that can directly inspire the individual to be more sustainably minded in their everyday activities.
Basics on Energy and Energy Policy: