Resource Documents by MacKay, David
Reality check on renewables
Download MP4 video (480p, 133 MB). Download MP3 audio (11.4 MB). When the Industrial Revolution started, the amount of carbon sitting underneath Britain in the form of coal was as big as the amount of carbon sitting under Saudi Arabia in the form of oil, and this carbon powered the Industrial Revolution, it put the “Great” in Great Britain, and led to Britain’s temporary world domination. And then, in 1918, coal production in Britain peaked, and has declined ever since. . . . Complete article »
Sustainable Energy — without the hot air
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 . . . Complete article »
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