Article (Smil, AEI) explains that it will take a long time to transition incrementally from the world's current energy infrastructure. The article emphasizes the importance of reduced consumption in achieving more sustainable energy use. A shift toward the NewVistas layout could be drastic enough to more closely follow Moore's rate of recovery.
PowerPoint (NVF) presents an overview of the NewVistas sustainable energy model.
Web Article (Colin Barras 2009) argues that renewable energy technologies are too often based upon non-renewable resources.
Web Article (John Miller 2013) argues that renewable wind and solar power are important but their costs continue to be greater than existing low carbon alternatives such as natural gas.
Article (Matthew Wald 2009) describes and evaluates alternatives to fossil fuels.
Paper (Augustine 2010) analyzes the electricity generation potential from geothermal resources.
TEDx video (Sellew 2013) makes the case that anaerobic digestors can generate much if not all of the energy needs we require even before conservation originating from photosynthesis.
TEDx video (Lovell 2011) expains the reasoning behind how more green plants can reverse the negative affects of fossil fuel pollutions by sequestering carbon in the ground.
Article and Video (NRDC) warns that cutting forests and burning trees, as a fuel for power plants, is not a sustainable solution for energy needs.
Video (NRDC) argues that biomass and carbon neutral energy generation are really another form of deforestation.
Article (Burnaham) observes that U.S. geothermal projects are on the rise, due in part to federal spending on such projects.
Video lecture (Lamberge, TED) claims that our energy future depends on nuclear fusion.
Web Article (David Roberts) makes a case for how the peak energy problem of nuclear and coal plants can be solved by renewables and natural gas using smart grids similar to the NewVistas solution.