Matt Ridley - No man is an island. No energy source is an island. No cause is an island. Each energy source competes based on price, reliability, environmental issues, expandability, magnitude of supply, operations, maintenance, land area required, location relative to centers of population. This article provides a good overview and identifies the problems facing each source, including nuclear.
David MacKay, Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge: How can we power a modern lifestyle without fossil fuels? Individual actions saving 10% here and 40% there will not get us off fossil fuels. To eliminate fossil fuel use, we will surely also need to increase the amount of energy we get from non-fossil-fuel sources. Even if we imagine strong efficiency measures and smart technology switches, halving our energy consumption from 125 kWh per day per person to 60 kWh per day, we should not kid ourselves about the scale of the energy challenge which would remain. If Britain and the United States were to "get off" fossil fuels, what would the effect be on Earth's climate? Most of the rest of the world can not afford to "get off" fossil fuels or do not have the right governments, economies, education systems, industrial capacity to do so.
(Howard Cork Hayden) USofA - The Energy Advocate: A monthly newsletter promoting energy and technology07.Jun.2015
The Energy Advocate is an excellent newsletter about ENERGY: the science, engineering, politics and special interest group agendas. A sample is below with order instructions at the end. This is excellent for high school teachers, students, people in all fields interested in having plentiful clean energy to maintain a prosperous lifestyle and economy. The author, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Howard Cork Hayden, is very talented in making science and engineering topics simple to understandable.
This is a summary of a simple book about ENERGY and where to order it. The book provides facts, without politics or special interest group agendas. It is a necessary book for everyone with an interest in ENERGY: high school students, college students, the general public, political leaders. The author, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Howard Cork Hayden, is very talented in making science and engineering topics simple to understandable.