Energy Myths and Realities: Bringing Science to the Energy Policy Debate

deVaclav Smil

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16 août 2010|
Energy Myths and Realities: Bringing Science to the Energy Policy Debate de Vaclav Smil
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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.
Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor of Environment and Environmental Geography at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg.
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Titre :Energy Myths and Realities: Bringing Science to the Energy Policy Debate
Format :Couverture rigide
Dimensions de l'article :232 pages, 9.51 X 6.39 X 0.83 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :232 pages, 9.51 X 6.39 X 0.83 po
Publié le :16 août 2010
Publié par :Aei Press
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780844743288

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