Thursday, November 10, 2011
Robert Bryce to the rescue
I had the misfortune to read Paul Krugman's recent column about solar energy and hydraulic fracturing. I had been hoping that this would be one of those times that Krugman the sane economist would reappear, but my hopes were dashed. Yes, this is two posts in a row about my naive and stupid hopes being dashed. At any rate, as I was reading Krugman's column, I thought of Robert Bryce, who visited my institute last month and gave a great talk about the future of energy. I was hoping that he would give Krugman a well-deserved intellectual thrashing. This time, my hopes were realized: Bryce wrote yesterday that Krugman "displays an astounding disinterest in numbers and woeful ignorance of the facts." Needless to say, Bryce, who spends a lot of time thinking deeply about these things, can actually speak intelligently about solar energy and hydraulic fracturing. Read the whole thing.