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The great transition : shifting from fossil fuels to solar and wind energy
The great transition : shifting from fossil fuels to solar and wind energy
Brown, Lester R. (Lester Russell), 1934-2015
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As oil insecurity deepens, the extraction risks of fossil fuels rise, and concerns about climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new world energy economy is emerging. The old economy, fueled by oil, natural gas, and coal is being replaced with one powered by wind, solar, and geothermal energy. 'The great transition' details the accelerating pace of this global energy revolution. As many countries become less enamoured with coal and nuclear power, they are embracing an array of clean, renewable energies. Whereas solar energy projects were once small-scale, largely designed for residential use, energy investors are now building utility-scale solar projects. Strides are being made - some of the huge wind farm complexes under construction in China will each produce as much electricity as several nuclear power plants, and an electrified transport system supplemented by the use of bicycles could reshape the way we think about mobility.
Main title:
The great transition : shifting from fossil fuels to solar and wind energy / Lester R. Brown ; with Janet Larsen, J. Matthew Roney, and Emily E. Adams ; Earth Policy Institute.
Imprint:
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, c2015.
Collation:
xiv, 178 pages ; 21 cm.
Notes:
Include bibliography and index
Contents:
Changing direction -- The rise and fall of oil -- Closing coal plants -- Nuclear power in decline -- The solar revolution -- The age of wind -- Tapping the Earth's heat -- Hydropower : past and future -- The accelerating transition.
ISBN:
9780393350555
Dewey class:
333.794
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryEnvironment333.794 GREOnloan - Due: 07 Nov 2019
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