Vaclav Smil – Energy Myths and Realities Pdf download

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Author(s): Vaclav SmilDownload  

Publish: Published August 16th 2010 by AEI Press

ISBN: Edition Language English

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There are many misconceptions about the future of global energy often presented as fact by the media, politicians, business leaders, activists, and even scientists–wasting time and money and hampering the development of progressive energy policies. Energy Myths and Realities: Bringing Science to the Energy Policy Debate debunks the most common fallacies to make way for a constructive, scientific approach to the global energy challenge. When will the world run out of oil? Should nuclear energy be adopted on a larger scale? Are ethanol and wind power viable sources of energy for the future? Vaclav Smil advises the public to be wary of exaggerated claims and impossible promises. The global energy transition will be prolonged and expensive–and hinges on the development of an extensive new infrastructure. Established technologies and traditional energy sources are persistent and adaptable enough to see the world through that transition. Energy Myths and Realities brings a scientific perspective to an issue often dominated by groundless assertions, unfounded claims, and uncritical thinking. Before we can create sound energy policies for the future, we must renounce the popular myths that cloud our judgment and impede true progress.

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Gerry

Gerry rated it      
Important resource for anyone who wants to have an educated opinion on renewables, fossil fuels, nuclear, and global energy politics.
 
Aftr

Aftr rated it      
A cold shower of rationalism; an antidote for the unfounded assumptions of too many uncritically parroted nostrums about the future profile of the world energy economy.

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