Bert Rustle wrote:
This is a repost which is relevant to this thread.
Professor David J.C. MacKay, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge has produced a popular book “Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air”, which can be downloaded from his website http://www.withouthotair.com/
and a four page executive summary http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/sust ... nopsis.pdf
Is anyone prepared to do a "line-by-line" type comparison of Christopher Booker's figures and calculations with those of Prof. MacKay to see where they diverge and why?
I think it would be a very useful exercise whatever the result. This kind of breakdown comparison, containing plenty of nice numbers to fix one's attention on, has the capacity to throw lots of light on the various arguments involved and should uncover any hidden or missing assumptions etc.