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Nuclear Energy and the Fossil Fuels

Later in the course we will talk about the idea of “peak oil”.  The fundamental paper in this area, Hubbert’s 1956 Nuclear Energy and the Fossil Fuels, is easy enough to read (you can ignore the few references to calculus … Continue reading

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Investing in Energy Efficiency Pays Off

From the New York Times.   Lots of math to dig out here: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/06/investing-in-energy-efficiency-pays-off The idea that money is available for the taking defies economic logic. But sometimes it’s true. That’s the case with a vast opportunity that’s routinely overlooked by … Continue reading

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Sustainable Energy Without The Hot Air

From the preface: “This is a straight-talking book about numbers… I’m concerned about cutting emissions of twaddle – twaddle about sustainable energy”.  (This is a British book, so you will need to think about how his examples translate to the … Continue reading

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