New video: J. David Hughes speaking at Cornell in May.
This is a fascinating talk by a research fellow at the Post Carbon Institute,
given at Cornell-5-2-12,
"Energy Sustainability Dilemma : Powering the Future in a Finite World"
Most of the easy energy is gone. This was oil which was plentiful, and easy to get,
with a very high net Energy Return on Investment (EROI).
Now we are pursuing Deep Ocean Drilling, Tar Sands, Fracked Shale Gas, etc.
Are we heading for a dead end? Where the it takes more energy to get the gas
then the gas itself holds?
What about Wind and Solar? Can they make up the difference?
This talk is somewhat technical, but essential if we are to understand our
energy options as our society pushes for more energy
The slides are here: http://www.eeb.cornell.edu/howarth/HUGHES%20Cornell%20Ithaca%20May%202%202012.pdf
May you, and all beings
be happy and free from suffering :)
-- ancient Buddhist Prayer (Metta)