In energy myths and realities vaclav smil does a brilliant job of examining the crazy quilt of claims and assertions about energy with great wit and simple clear arguments he shows that most of the wild claims we hear in all directions have no basis in reality. Vaclav smil professor of environment and environmental geography at the university of manitoba in winnipeg has written a new book called energy myths and realities in the book he looks at a number of things he considers myths 1 the future belongs to electric cars 2 nuclear electricity will be too cheap too meter 3. Tags electric vehicles hubbert linearization vaclav smil wind list all tags vaclav smil professor of environment and environmental geography at the university of manitoba in winnipeg has written a new book called energy myths and realities in the book he looks at a number of things he considers myths 1. Energy myths and realities brings a scientific perspective to an issue often dominated by groundless assertions unfounded claims and uncritical thinking before we can create sound energy policies for the future we must renounce the popular myths that cloud our judgment and impede true progress. In energy myths and realities vaclav smil brings a pragmatic view to popular ideas for our energy system of the last few decades electric cars nuclear decentralized energy production peak oil carbon sequestration biofuels and wind power
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