The first time I heard of Varun Sivaram and his book Taming the Sun was about 6 months ago from a friend of mine who is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. The second time was last week when my son’s math teacher told me about Varun and his book.
I got to do some reading and research on Varun’s views and appreciated his vision for a clean energy future. I liked Varun’s views on energy, policy, solar energy, and innovation.
Varun is concerned that solar might hit a ceiling just like nuclear did in late 20th century. He also has a balanced portfolio theory on energy which resonated with me.
Here are two talks that feature Varun: