Monthly Archives: December 2013

Outdated already: Distorted analysis, faulty predictions and mythology in Vaclav Smil’s “Energy Transitions”

Having just finished Energy Transitions, the work of widely lauded energy historian and polymath writer Vaclav Smil, I am left disappointed. I must admit that I had high expectations. The book was referred to me by a senior environmental journalist, and given Smil’s reputation I was expecting a very well researched, careful collection of coherent […]