Professor David MacKay. Polymath, explainer, author, inventor.

Very sad to hear of the death last week of Professor David MacKay, author of, ‘Sustainable Energy Without The Hot Air‘ a book he self published with £10,000 of his own money in 2008. Bill Gates described the book as,

“One of the best books on energy that has been written”

He sold 40,000 copies of the book and the free version he published online was downloaded over 500,000 times.

Here he is doing what he did brilliantly. Making the complicated and complex understandable.

Good obituary in the Grauniad. Few people could claim to have done so much in such a tragically short life.

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