How the laws of physics constrain our sustainable energy options

June 1, 2012, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe

What is life going to be like after fossil fuels?

Professor David MacKay, chief scientific adviser to the Department of Climate Change in the United Kingdom, takes a pro-arithmetic view of the future of sustainable energy in this very interesting and informative talk.

His message: Stop shouting, start talking, get building.

Hint: 1000 W/m2 is an important number.

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