Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy [Pehme köide]

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  • Formaat: Paperback, 192 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 208x140x1 mm, kaal: 220 g
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Cites the factors prompting an accelerating transition to clean alternate fuel sources, documenting the progress of utility-scale solar and wind projects currently under construction in China. Original. 20,000 first printing.

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 enamored 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.

The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way.
Preface xi
1 Changing Direction
3(16)
2 The Rise and Fall of Oil
19(15)
3 Closing Coal Plants
34(19)
4 Nuclear Power in Decline
53(14)
5 The Solar Revolution
67(17)
6 The Age of Wind
84(16)
7 Tapping the Earth's Heat
100(14)
8 Hydropower: Past and Future
114(19)
9 The Accelerating Transition
133(20)
Additional Resources 153(11)
Index 164(10)
Acknowledgments 174(3)
About the Authors 177
Lester R. Brown is the founder of the Earth Policy and Worldwatch Institutes. He has been honored with numerous prizes, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the United Nations Environment Prize, and twenty-five honorary degrees. He lives in Washington, D.C. Janet Larsen is an author and the director of research for Earth Policy Institute. She has written on topics ranging from natural resources availability to population growth and climate change. Prior to the creation of Earth Policy Institute, Janet worked at Worldwatch Institute, providing research support for State of the World and contributing to Vital Signs.