A chance to meet the man behind the free on-line book (now ironically selling hundreds of hard copies!)
If you haven't read it look here: http://www.withouthotair.com/
Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air
Author event at Blackwell Bookshop, 48-51 Broad Street, Oxford.
On Monday 29th June at 6.30pm, David Mackay will be talking about his
book, 'Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air.' He will be in
conversation with Chris Goodall.
Addressing the sustainable energy crisis in an objective manner, this
enlightening book analyses the relevant numbers and organizes a plan for
change on both a personal level and an international scale - for Europe,
the United States, and the world. In case study format, this informative
work answers questions surrounding nuclear energy, the potential of
sustainable fossil fuels, and the possibilities of sharing renewable
power with foreign countries.
Hailed as a 'game-changer' and written from a 'pro-arithmetic' point of
view rather than with any specific bias in mind, David Mackay reframes
our understanding of power consumption and production - from the mobile
phone-charger to the nuclear power station - by expressing it in a
single unit of measurement: kilowatt-hours per day (k/Wh/d).
"Energy policy is crucial for the world, and a wide public should be
engaged in debate and decisions on these issues. But such debate must be
grounded in realistic numbers and good physics. All the key principles
are clearly and accessibly explained in this book. David MacKay has
performed a great service by writing it." - Prof Martin Rees FRS,
President of the Royal Society This is a free event and no ticket is
required. Please telephone 01865 333600 for further details. ... Read this ...