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Energy Autonomy - The Economic, Social and Technological Case for Renewable Energy (Electronic book text)
Energy Autonomy - The Economic, Social and Technological Case for Renewable Energy (Electronic book text): Hermann Scheer

Energy Autonomy - The Economic, Social and Technological Case for Renewable Energy (Electronic book text)

Hermann Scheer

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For 200 years industrial civilization has relied on the combustion of abundant and cheap carbon fuels. But continued reliance has had perilous consequences. On the one hand there is the insecurity of relying on the world's most unstable region - the Middle East - compounded by the imminence of peak oil, growing scarcity and mounting prices. On the other, the potentially cataclysmic consequences of continuing to burn fossil fuels, as the evidence of accelerating climate change shows. Yet there is a solution: to make the transition to renewable sources of energy and distributed, decentralized energy generation. It is a model that has been proven, technologically, commercially and politically, as Scheer comprehensively demonstrates here. The alternative of a return to nuclear power - again being widely advocated - he shows to be compromised and illusory. The advantages of renewable energy are so clear and so overwhelming that resistance to them needs diagnosis - which Scheer also provides, showing why and how entrenched interests and one-dimensional structures of thinking oppose the transition, and what must be done to overcome these obstacles. The new book from the award-winning author of THE SOLAR ECONOMY and A SOLAR MANIFESTO demonstrates why the transition to renewable energy is essential and how it can be done.

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Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2012
First published: 2006
Authors: Hermann Scheer
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-1-136-56716-2
Categories: Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies
Books > Earth & environment > The environment
Books > Professional & Technical > Energy technology & engineering
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Energy industries & utilities
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmental economics
Books > Professional & Technical > Energy technology & engineering > Alternative & renewable energy sources & technology
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Energy industries & utilities > General
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmental economics > General
Books > Business & Economics > Promotions
LSN: 1-136-56716-X
Barcode: 9781136567162

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