Sustainable Energy — Without the Hot Air

What’s this book about?

I’m concerned about cutting UK emissions of twaddle – twaddle about sustainable energy. Everyone says getting off fossil fuels is important, and we’re all encouraged to “make a difference,” but many of the things that allegedly make a difference don’t add up.

Twaddle emissions are high at the moment because people get emotional (for example about wind farms or nuclear power) and no-one talks about numbers. Or if they do mention numbers, they select them to sound big, to make an impression, and to score points in arguments, rather than to aid thoughtful discussion.

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.

Freely Download the PDF at http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/sustainable/book/tex/cft.pdf

Copyright © 2009 David JC MacKay

All rights reserved.

ISBN 978-0-9544529-3-3 (paperback)

ISBN 978-1-906860-01-1 (hardback)

 

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