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As the book review only has time to dis­cuss the pre­am­ble, it will be con­tin­ued on anoth­er show. The authors in the pre­am­ble demon­strate they are not ener­gy experts and their first propo­si­tion to achieve net zero leads to a sub­stan­tial decrease in ener­gy effi­cien­cy, which is then fol­lowed by ask­ing for a rad­i­cal increase in ener­gy effi­cien­cy. Luck­i­ly, their third point is to increase renew­ables which brings hope for the book. How­ev­er, the authors are not able to under­stand their error as only through under­stand­ing of THE RED CUP and that the bench­mark is to increase the renew­able ener­gy ratio, rather than decrease GHG, can you under­stand how net zero looks at using more fos­sil fuels to treat fos­sil fuels. More­over, net zero does not attribute any short com­ings when decreas­ing ener­gy effi­cien­cy, espe­cial­ly when using renew­ables ener­gy inef­fi­cient­ly. The authors have fall­en into the trap set up by the fos­sil fuel indus­try in the pre­am­ble even before the book starts. Eric explains THE RED CUP again, as rep­e­ti­tion is part of the show’s objec­tives. More­over, cli­mate change pol­i­cy will even­tu­al­ly migrate to track­ing the per­cent­age of renew­able ener­gy when the apartheid against renew­ables reach­es its own tip­ping point. How­ev­er, we are still decades away as can be clear­ly wit­ness in the pre­am­ble of this book.