A Renewable Future: Mapping the Energy Transition, by Richard Heinberg and David Fridley - Preface by Matthieu Auzanneau - Edition Ecosociété - Released February 20, 2020 - 264 Pages
At a time when climate change is beginning to make its effects seriously felt, we must prepare for a profound transformation in the way we produce and use energy around the world. The forced shift from fossil fuels to renewable sources will bring about a major change in the way we live.
What might a future 100 % renewable future look like? Which technologies will play a crucial role in our energy future? What challenges will we face in this transition? And how can we ensure that the new energy system is fair and equitable?
In this book, the authors explore the challenges and opportunities presented by the transition to renewable energy. In portraying our current energy system, the authors examine the issue of energy supply and demand in key sectors of the economy: power generation, transportation, buildings and manufacturing.
Their detailed analysis identifies the critical issues we will inevitably face, from intermittent fuel sources to energy storage and distribution network redesign.
A real prospective work to help us prefigure what tomorrow will bring, A renewable future is a lucid and necessary work to plan the upcoming energy transition.
Let's be ready for the challenge.
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Regarded as one of the major popularizers of the issues related to fossil fuelsRichard Heinberg. is the author of many books including The end of growth (2012) and Oil, the party's over (2008).
David Fridley is a scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA). His research focuses on energy policies and the development of low-carbon cities.
They are both members of the Post Carbon Institute.