Lindsay and Dave discuss a fascinating NYU study on S curves and how they apply to alternative energy. The fundamental idea is that with every technology, the more effort invested, the better the results, but at some point the results max out and diminishing returns are hit. The study examines the effort invested in the various forms of alternative energy and attempts to predict the potential results. The study is located here: http://w4.stern.nyu.edu/news/docs/JEPO_Technology_S_Curves.pdf
Lindsay Leveen and Dave Penake host an hour long radio show each week that deals with thermodynamics and green energy alternates. Lindsay is a chemical engineer and Dave is a materials scientist. They both are MBAs and this together with their engineering experience helps them in analyzing whether technologies fall into the Hope or the Hype categories. Lindsay and Dave are the "Tappet Brothers" of green energy radio talk.