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The Resource Renewable energy : a primer for the twenty-first century, Bruce Usher

Renewable energy : a primer for the twenty-first century, Bruce Usher

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Renewable energy : a primer for the twenty-first century
Title
Renewable energy
Title remainder
a primer for the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Usher
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
From wood to coal to oil and gas, the sources of energy on which civilization depends have always changed as technology advances. Now renewables are overtaking fossil fuels, with wind and solar energy becoming cheaper and more competitive every year. Growth in renewable energy will further accelerate as electric vehicles become less expensive than traditional automobiles. Understanding the implications of the energy transition will prepare us for the many changes ahead. This book is a primer for readers of all levels on the coming energy transition and its global consequences. Bruce Usher provides a concise yet comprehensive explanation for the extraordinary growth in wind and solar energy; the trajectory of the transition from fossil fuels to renewables; and the implications for industries, countries, and the climate. Written in a straightforward style with easy-to-understand visual aids, the book illuminates the strengths and weaknesses of renewable energy based on business fundamentals and analysis of the economic forces that have given renewables a tailwind. Usher dissects the winners and losers, illustrating how governments and businesses with a far-sighted approach will reap long-term benefits while others will trail behind. Alongside the business and finance case for renewable energy, he provides a timely illustration of the threat of catastrophic climate change and the perils of delay. A short and powerful guide to our energy present and future, this book makes it clear that, from both economic and environmental perspectives, there is no time to lose
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Usher, Bruce
Dewey number
333.79/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Columbia University earth institute sustainability primers
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  • Renewable energy sources
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Renewable energy sources
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a primer for the twenty-first century
Label
Renewable energy : a primer for the twenty-first century, Bruce Usher
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Renewable energy in the twenty-first century -- Energy transitions : fire to electricity -- The rise of renewables -- Renewable wind energy -- Renewable solar energy -- Financing renewable energy -- Energy transitions : oats to oil -- The rise of electric vehicles -- Parity -- Convergence -- Consequences -- No time to lose
Control code
on1035432724
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 209 pages
Isbn
9780231187848
Lccn
2018024274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035432724
Label
Renewable energy : a primer for the twenty-first century, Bruce Usher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Renewable energy in the twenty-first century -- Energy transitions : fire to electricity -- The rise of renewables -- Renewable wind energy -- Renewable solar energy -- Financing renewable energy -- Energy transitions : oats to oil -- The rise of electric vehicles -- Parity -- Convergence -- Consequences -- No time to lose
Control code
on1035432724
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 209 pages
Isbn
9780231187848
Lccn
2018024274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035432724

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