About this book
This book focuses on providing an overview of all our available natural resources, considering the sustainability and potential for power generation of each. Energy efficiency prospects of each natural resource are examined in the context of society’s key energy needs- Heating/cooling, Electric Power, Transportation and Industrial Production. Geography, climate and demographics are all discussed as key vectors impacting the comparative opportunities for self-sustenance around the globe. The authors provide in-depth coverage of renewable energy upscale and energy efficiency improvements in industry and society within a historical context, including a keen look at the variable effectiveness of different policy tools that have been used to support the transition away from unsustainable resource use. Finally, suggestions for more sustainable futures are provided, from improved policy measures, to new technological horizons in areas from offshore wind and marine energy to biogas and energy storage.
- Provides an overview of all our available natural resources in the context of sustainability and power generation potential;
- Connects increasingly available detailed demographical data with energy needs, today and in the future;
- Examines the role of policy in impacting energy consumption in an easy to access way, considering wins and failures of the past, and suggesting new pathways forward.
climate change energy consumption energy efficiency energy policy energy resources green incentives natural resources renewable energy resource demand sustainability
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54263-8
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Energy
- Print ISBN 978-3-319-54261-4
- Online ISBN 978-3-319-54263-8
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