Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Yes, to be fair we have to note this was written in 2000 when we knew much less about the potential of solar and wind even though it was only 7 years ago.

I understand Jones won't be able to tell us whether his perspective on renewables would be different today. I am a little surprised he didn't think then that, although limited, the solar flux is great enough to provide all of our necessary needs and more ("a world with a damaged ecosphere, and very little usable energy (orders of magnitude less than now)" as long as we develop the technologies necessary to harness efficiently the energy provided.

I don't see a problem with his use of 'closed entropic system'. A closed system doesn't allow mass transfers with its surroundings but it permits energy transfer freely (by opposition to an 'isolated' system).

by Fete des fous on Tue Aug 14th, 2007 at 09:32:00 PM EST
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