Energy Transitions: History, Requirements, Prospects By Vaclav Smil
2010 | 178 Pages | ISBN: 0313381771 | PDF | 3,2 MB
According to author Vaclav Smil, President Barack Obama's energy policy has raised unrealistic expectations for rapid energy transitions. "The degree of disappointment will be phenomenal," Smil warned in an interview with the New York Times in November 2008. "There will be precious little rapid change, as energy systems are inherently inertial and energy transitions take decades to accomplish."