EE 16-3-Robinson_p2.qxd 30-6-05 9:52 am Page 689 REVIEW ARTICLE By Vijay V. Vaitheeswaren Published by Earthscan, February 2005, 358pp, £19.99 Books about energy rarely make cheerful reading. Their authors generally foresee serious problems in the energy future, and prophecies of doom abound unless some favoured panacea, almost invariably involving large sums of taxpayers’ money, is adopted. It is refreshing, therefore, to read Vijay Vaitheeswaran`s Power to the People which provides a lively, balanced and constructive review of energy issues. Mr Vaitheeswaran, who is Environment and Energy correspondent of The Economist, is very knowledgeable about energy matters so Power to the People is full of useful comments, both of his own and those of people he interviewed. An interview with Lee Raymond of ExxonMobil, mainly about climate change, is a good example. But the key to the success of this book is that it goes well beyond journalistic description and analysis: there is an underlying appreciation of the part that technology, driven by markets, plays in solving incipient problems. Mr Vaitheeswaran takes none of the conventional wisdom for granted. Without going to the extreme of claiming that there will always be a technological fix for everything, he argues that fears
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Published: Jul 1, 2005
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