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Energy at the Crossroads : Global Perspectives and Uncertainties [Hardcover]
Multi-Science Publishing, , pages. The Edwin Mellen Press, , pages. Energy Intelligence Group, , pages. Among the most familiar and frustrating aspects of natural-resource economics is the persistence of predictions that depletion of exhaustible resources is imminent or even already occurring.
These prognostications emerge whether resource prices are falling or rising. A major component of the problem is that these efforts are impervious to extensive and enduring efforts to correct the misconceptions.
Vaclav Smil, Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties - PhilPapers
The predictions and their dissemination continue because they are so comforting to advocates of intervention. They provide validation for ill-advised intervention in energy markets.
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The U. Senator Kerry's response, while sketchily developed, even on JohnKerry. The review here treats five efforts of several well-established writers on energy to deal with these issues.
Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties (MIT Press)
These come from diverse sources and range widely in treatment of these issues. Two are efforts by experienced energy observers provide an overview on probable energy futures. The first by Vaclav Smil the University of Manitoba seeks to survey energy history and prospects. Smil accepts the newer view that environmental needs justify a shift from fossil fuels long before they are exhausted.
The other by Peter Odell, long one of the world's foremost energy economists, is an effort tersely to demonstrate the decline of fossil fuels is not at hand. In a very different effort, Robert L. Bradley Jr.