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Reply published on 28 January 2022, see Energies 2022, 15(3), 974.
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Comment on Seibert, M.K.; Rees, W.E. Through the Eye of a Needle: An Eco-Heterodox Perspective on the Renewable Energy Transition. Energies 2021, 14, 4508

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Energies 2022, 15(3), 971; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030971
Received: 12 November 2021 / Revised: 7 December 2021 / Accepted: 21 December 2021 / Published: 28 January 2022
This paper exposes the many flaws in the article “Through the Eye of a Needle: An Eco-heterodox Perspective on the Renewable Energy Transition, authored by Siebert and Rees and recently published in Energies as a Review. Our intention in submitting this critique is to expose and rectify the original article’s non-scientific approach to the review process that includes selective (and hence biased) screening of the literature focusing on the challenges related to renewable energies, without discussing any of the well-documented solutions. In so doing, we also provide a rigorous refutation of several statements made by a Seibert–Rees paper, which often appear to be unsubstantiated personal opinions and not based on a balanced review of the available literature. View Full-Text
Keywords: renewables; solar; wind; sustainability; resources; challenges renewables; solar; wind; sustainability; resources; challenges
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Fthenakis, V.; Raugei, M.; Breyer, C.; Bhattacharya, S.; Carbajales-Dale, M.; Ginsberg, M.; Jäger-Waldau, A.; Leccisi, E.; Lincot, D.; Murphy, D.; Perez, M.J.R.; Sinha, P.; Rockett, A.; Sadewasser, S.; Stanbery, B.J.; Swanson, R.M.; Verlinden, P. Comment on Seibert, M.K.; Rees, W.E. Through the Eye of a Needle: An Eco-Heterodox Perspective on the Renewable Energy Transition. Energies 2021, 14, 4508. Energies 2022, 15, 971. https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030971

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Fthenakis V, Raugei M, Breyer C, Bhattacharya S, Carbajales-Dale M, Ginsberg M, Jäger-Waldau A, Leccisi E, Lincot D, Murphy D, Perez MJR, Sinha P, Rockett A, Sadewasser S, Stanbery BJ, Swanson RM, Verlinden P. Comment on Seibert, M.K.; Rees, W.E. Through the Eye of a Needle: An Eco-Heterodox Perspective on the Renewable Energy Transition. Energies 2021, 14, 4508. Energies. 2022; 15(3):971. https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030971

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Fthenakis, Vasilis, Marco Raugei, Christian Breyer, Suby Bhattacharya, Michael Carbajales-Dale, Michael Ginsberg, Arnulf Jäger-Waldau, Enrica Leccisi, Daniel Lincot, David Murphy, Marc J.R. Perez, Parikhit Sinha, Angus Rockett, Sascha Sadewasser, Billy J. Stanbery, Richard M. Swanson, and Pierre Verlinden. 2022. "Comment on Seibert, M.K.; Rees, W.E. Through the Eye of a Needle: An Eco-Heterodox Perspective on the Renewable Energy Transition. Energies 2021, 14, 4508" Energies 15, no. 3: 971. https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030971

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