Without Hot Air: Mackay's new Book on Global Warming
David Mackay, Cambridge U Physics Professor and a flat-out rockstar in
the field of statistical inference, has written a book on Sustainable
Energy, which he is (as usual) giving away for free on his website.
There's also a few slide decks for the overview:
and a blog:
I'm not much through it yet, but the gist seems to be putting real
numbers on the size of the energy problem, much as Saul Griffith has
been doing. It's written in his usual style, which is to say it reads
like common sense you feel you should have known all along.