From the archive: Third of our "top 5 viewed articles" on Renewable Energy

Number 3: "Six renewable energy sources judged to be best prospect for future": report

In 2009 two California-based think tanks released a report which concluded that the best prospects for large-scale renewable energy production and net-energy performance were wind and certain forms of solar...whether people agree with this is another matter, but the story became the third most viewed on our website.

“It is reasonable to conclude ... that a full replacement of energy currently derived from fossil fuels with energy from alternative sources is probably impossible over the short term; it may be unrealistic to expect it even over longer time frames,” explains Searching for a Miracle: Net Energy Limits & the Fate of Industrial Society. The report was published by the International Forum on Globalization with content provided by the Post Carbon Institute.

Continue to the rest of the article here and tell us whether you think this is still relevant today (interesting to compare costs back then if nothing else...)

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