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Renewable Energy


Renewable Energy

Can it Deliver?
1. Aufl.

von: David Elliott

16,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 08.09.2020
ISBN/EAN: 9781509541652
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 256

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The use of renewables is spreading rapidly. Over a quarter of global electricity is already generated from solar, wind, hydro and biomass energy. With costs falling significantly, renewables are booming, helping to avoid the major climate change risks associated with fossil fuel use in power stations, homes and vehicles. But can we get rid of all of these dirty energy sources – and nuclear power, as well – and deliver 100% of our energy from renewables? Or are renewable energy systems inherently unreliable and expensive, given the need to deal with their variability?    <br /><br />In this timely analysis, leading energy expert David Elliott tackles these issues head on and asks to what extent renewables can deliver a technologically and economically viable energy future. Exploring both the progress and problems of renewables against a backdrop of rising energy demand, he argues that, on balance, they do seem to be living up to their promises. With renewables rapidly expanding across the globe, and China now leading the pack, a renewable future could really be on the horizon.
Acknowledgements<br />List of Boxes<br />Abbreviations<br />Preface<br />Chapter 1. Introduction: all change?<br />Chapter 2. The Renewable Transition <br />Chapter 3. Energy technologies for the future <br />Chapter 4. System development: tying it all together <br />Chapter 5. The limits to a sustainable future <br />Chapter 6. The Geopolitics of the transition <br />Chapter 7. Global action <br />Chapter 8. Conclusions <br /><i>References </i><br /><i>Index</i>
<p>“This timely book provides an easily readable account of how renewable energy has emerged as the main driver of a transition away from fossil fuels. I highly recommend it for all readers interested in energy and climate.”<br /><b>Mark Z. Jacobson, Stanford University</b></p> <p>“How can we move to a sustainable energy system? This book addresses the key issues, with the insights and clarity expected from the UK’s most distinguished commentator on renewables.”<br /><b>Nick Eyre, Director, Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions</b></p>
<b>David Elliott</b> is Professor Emeritus of Technology Policy at the Open University, UK, where he developed courses and research on technological innovation, focusing on renewable energy policy. Since retirement, he has continued to write extensively on that topic, with this book bringing the strategic issues into sharp contemporary focus.

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