By Vincent Petit
Against the backdrop of swift advances within the strength region, this ebook offers a concise evaluate of the advanced demanding situations within the strength paradigm this present day, which revolve round the possible unsolvable strength equation.
the writer, an skilled strength expert, combines a number of the features of the power transition right into a unmarried standpoint. whereas highlighting a few salient difficulties, he additionally explores grounds for optimism that those demanding situations can and may be met.
After constructing the old context, the booklet provides an research of today’s strength undefined, diversified power assets, international locations and determinants of strength call for, supplementing all sections with a wealth of world and native facts. It thus proposes measures to resolve the strength equation and a roadmap for a sustainable destiny, in keeping with extra effective strength use, purifier strength creation and complex applied sciences.
Read or Download The Energy Transition: An Overview of the True Challenge of the 21st Century PDF
Best oil & energy books
This record provides the monetary point of view, or 'dollar view', of the present kingdom of play in sustainable power improvement. The research during this file involves real facts at the forms of capital flows and their move over the years, mixed with research of nearby and sectoral traits.
Governments frequently pursue various fiscal, social and political ambitions via their allocation regulations that transcend the maximization of the internet current price of the commercial lease. The optimum allocation coverage depends upon more than a few nation particular and exogenous components. regardless of the range of things influencing optimum layout, such a lot international locations use related options.
The publication supplies a finished assessment of applied sciences for decentralised strength iteration (DG technologies), together with these in line with either renewable power assets (RES), and on mixed warmth and gear (CHP) applied sciences, and of appropriate guidelines of the european and its Member States. certain consciousness is paid to limitations to implementation and luck elements that have been drawn from 24 case experiences conducted in the course of the european.
The decade has obvious a far-reaching revolution within the oil undefined, either within the US and globally. via a few measures, the USA is on speed to turn into the world's greatest oil manufacturer, an final result that was once unimaginable quite a few years in the past. yet what does this shift relatively suggest for American and worldwide protection?
- Middle East oil and the energy crisis
- Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker: A Pioneer on Environmental, Climate and Energy Policies
- Sustainable Energy Solutions in Agriculture
- Energy Resources and Systems: Volume 2: Renewable Resources
- Well Logging - Data Acquisition and Applications
- Market Survey of the Energy Industry 2000/2001
Additional info for The Energy Transition: An Overview of the True Challenge of the 21st Century
Beyond infrastructure, cars, buses, trains, airplanes transport people from one place to another. Transportation usage is directly linked to the economic development, and transportation is an important energy consumer in the overall energy mix. Transportation today corresponds to 28 % of total energy consumption, with more than 2000 Mtoe (# OECD/IEA, Explore 2014). The figure excludes air and marine bunkers (around 350 Mtoe in 2010; # OECD/IEA, Statistics 2015). Energy consumption in the transportation sector has grown by almost 50 % in 20 years; at the same time, the efficiency of engines and other devices has considerably increased (Fig.
Another factor in climate change is human activity and its impact on greenhouse gas emissions, also called “anthropogenic forcing”. Earth receives every second around 340 W/m2 of radiation from the sun. A part of this radiation remains trapped inside the atmosphere (around 100 W/m2). A higher greenhouse gas concentration in the atmosphere makes it more difficult for this trapped radiation to leave the atmosphere. A larger share remains trapped and contributes to an increase in Earth’s surface temperature.
Petit. pdf # OECD/IEA, Explore (2014) Explore. IEA Publishing. org/t&c. As modified by V. Petit. org/etp/explore/ # OECD/IEA, Non-OECD (2012) Balance of non OECD countries. IEA Publishing. org/t&c. As modified by V. Petit. pdf # OECD/IEA, OECD (2012) Balance of OECD countries. IEA Publishing. iea. org/t&c. As modified by V. Petit. org/publications/freepublications/ # OECD/IEA, Statistics (2015) Statistics. IEA Publishing. org/t&c. As modified by V. Petit. c¼World&s¼Final consumption # OECD/IEA, Transport (2009) Transport 2009.