Sustainable Energy – without the hot air

Posted in: New Publications

This 383 page book by David JC MacKay is dedicated to "those who will not have the benefits of two billion years' accumulated energy reserves"; that is, to all those who, unwittingly, will follow us onto the Earth – the unborn and unbegot – and unaware.

It begins: "I'm concerned about cutting UK emissions of twaddle – twaddle about sustainable energy. ... Twaddle emissions are high at the moment because people get emotional ... and no one talks about numbers.  ...  This is a straight-talking book about the numbers.  The aim is to guide the reader around the claptrap to actions that really make a difference and to policies that add up."

Of course, I've not read it yet, but the (no cost) PDF is on the iPad.  Fewer blogs and more reading needed, perhaps.

Posted in: New Publications


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