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How big is that hectare? It depends.

It’s not always simple to calculate how much area is occupied by an energy installation – especially if the effects of the facility are dispersed in space and in time. Can Power Density account for the afterlife of technologies?

The energy revolution will not be televised

Energy transitions take time, a lot of time--far too much time to be shrunk down into a television special, a few talking points, or the next big energy idea. If, as Vaclav Smil contends, we are in for a long, slow slog on the path to a renewable energy economy, then the course with the least …

The Real Reasons behind the Nuclear Failure and what that means for Renewables

What are the lessons from the failed nuclear energy revolution?

Energy Crunch: no end to the storms

It took major storm damage and record floods to get energy prices off the front pages, but any ministers hoping for a brief respite on the turmoil over energy policy will be no doubt disappointed.

The Grand Challenge of the Energy Transition

How are we going to meet the challenge of functioning without fossil fuels?

Energy, Ecology, & Economics — Part II

The more we expand our populations and built space over the landscape, the less the biosphere can offer its free services to the human economy.

Science's evil twin

Every time that I find myself discussing “cold fusion,” I need to explain why I think there exists a "good" science and a "bad" science; the latter sometimes defined also as “pseudo-science” or “pathological science.”. It is a point which …

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