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Main Title The great transition : shifting from fossil fuels to solar and wind energy /
Author Brown, Lester R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Larsen, Janet
Roney, J. Matthew.
Adams, Emily E.
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company,
Year Published 2015
OCLC Number 903812559
ISBN 9780393350555; 039335055X
Subjects Renewable energy sources ; Greenhouse gas mitigation ; Solar energy ; Wind power ; solar power ; Fèornybara energikällor
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  TJ808.B756 2015 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 09/16/2016
EOAM  TJ808.B756 2015 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 06/01/2022 STATUS
Edition First edition.
Collation xiv, 178 pages ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-163) and index.
Contents Notes
Preface -- Changing direction -- Rise and fall of oil -- Closing coal plants -- Nuclear power in decline -- Solar revolution -- Age of wind -- Tapping the Earth's heat -- Hydropower: past and future -- Accelerating transition -- Additional resources -- Index -- Acknowledgments -- About the authors. Overview: The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way. 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.