A thermodynamic paper on a renewable energy source on an economics blog? Seriously? Yes seriously.
The paper is my first attempt at applying the principles of statistical economics into other fields. I model the consumption and production of various sources of electricity. Electricity is a pure human creation for human use and is the defining characteristic of modern life. So yes, it is all connected.
The results shocked me when I saw them. The power of the method is readily apparent and starts to lay bare our understanding or lack thereof of energy production and consumption.
Thermodynamic Wind Energy Analysis: Bonneville Power Administration
I look forward to your comments.