Energy Myths and Realities

Solar Consultant Rating: 8/10

The good:

  • The book provides an amazing amount of numerical data to support its conclusions.

The bad:

  • This book may be considered too contrarian for some people.

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SC Reviewer: This book is all about addressing myths and misconceptions through the use of objective data. The author pulls no punches when discussing the key issues, and takes a very balanced approach that is backed up by numbers.

With so many sensationalist headlines around energy, it is very refreshing to have an accomplished academic dispel the common myths that are perpetuated by the media. These topics of discussion range from nuclear energy, to ethanol, to technological gimmicks that claim to promote sustainability.

This book is a must read if you like discussing the key energy issues of the 21st century with other people. The author arms you with the knowledge to see through groundless assertions, wishful thinking, and wild claims that dominate most discussions on energy.