Book review: Why carbon fuels will dominate the 21st century's global energy economy (P.R. Odell)
by Ellerman, A.D.
Energy Policy, 33(18): 2411-2412, 2005
From the opening sentence that the scarce commodity today is not carbon fuels but realism about energy supply and use, to the closing chapter about the possible inorganic origin of hydrocarbon energy resources, Peter Odell's new book (Multi-Science Publishing Co., UK, 2004, 192 pp.) will delight challengers of conventional pieties and discomfort those who see energy as the source of the world's problems. Quite aside from these effects, the book deserves serious consideration not only because it is well written, brief, and closely reasoned, but even more so, because time has proven the author largely correct in his earlier analyses and arguments.
© 2005 Elsevier
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