Energy Transitions: History, Requirements, Prospects
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Energy Transitions: History, Requirements, Prospects

by Vaclav Smil
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313381771

ISBN-13: 9780313381775

Pub. Date: 06/30/2010

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This bold and controversial argument shows why energy transitions are inherently complex and prolonged affairs, and how ignoring this fact raises unrealistic expectations that the United States and other global economies can be weaned quickly from a primary dependency on fossil fuels.

• Includes case studies of energy transitions in eight nations

Overview

This bold and controversial argument shows why energy transitions are inherently complex and prolonged affairs, and how ignoring this fact raises unrealistic expectations that the United States and other global economies can be weaned quickly from a primary dependency on fossil fuels.

• Includes case studies of energy transitions in eight nations

• Presents graphs of energy transitions on global and national scales, showing both common features and idiosyncratic patterns

• Features photographs of the containment vessel of America's first nuclear reactor and of a stationary gas turbine

• Provides a thorough bibliography

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313381775
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2010
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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