Renewable Energy - Facts and Fantasies: The Tough Realities by Craig Shields

By Craig Shields

"Our civilization's ever-increasing starvation for energy-and its fixation on fossil fuels to supply that energy-is within the means of imploding on itself as our inhabitants grows and its demographics switch. but we are living in an international of difficult realities, the place a chic answer easily doesn't exist." 2GreenEnergy founder Craig Shields offers a huge survey of the topic, featuring 25 interviews with the widest attainable number of material specialists-each selected to supply the reader with an available and fair-minded therapy of a specific factor. The know-how, the economics, and the politics of renewables shape a beautifully complex calculus that should be completely understood if we're to have suitable, expert discussions in this subject-the most crucial problem within the historical past of mankind-the migration to wash and sustainable power resources.

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Instead of heading for two degrees in 30 years, I am trying to push that time to 60 or 70 years. That is my sole focus, simply because I feel we have to believe in the innovation of human beings. CS: Thanks so much Dr. Ramanathan. It was a great honor to have met you. com/renewable-energy-facts-fantasies/. 41 NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY As one might expect, there are many non-profit organizations of different types that make important contributions to the quest for clean energy: government agencies, NGOs, trade associations, etc.

That is my sole focus, simply because I feel we have to believe in the innovation of human beings. CS: Thanks so much Dr. Ramanathan. It was a great honor to have met you. com/renewable-energy-facts-fantasies/. 41 NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY As one might expect, there are many non-profit organizations of different types that make important contributions to the quest for clean energy: government agencies, NGOs, trade associations, etc. The handful of such groups that have contributed to this book speak to the important work they are doing to develop key technologies and to adopt rational policy by which renewables can be moved forward in a concerted and responsible way.

Sort of like Moore’s Law. But in renewable energy, we’re not at that point in the curve. But that point will arrive. I mean, you can look at the history of lots and lots of technologies including what we would call ancient technology like steam engines and the curve is the same. When you consider the discovery and its usefulness over time, it’s really incredibly similar. And so, no one has any reason to believe that, for example, the efficiency of photovoltaics, the ability to put photovoltaics on flexible and different materials, the cost of photovoltaics, won’t follow a very similar curve to other technologies.

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