Energy 2050: Making the Transition to a Secure Low-Carbon Energy System

Energy 2050: Making the Transition to a Secure Low-Carbon Energy System


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138968790
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/24/2015
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jim Skea is Professor of Sustainable Energy at Imperial College London and Research Director of the Energy Research Centre. His research interests are in energy, climate change and technological innovation. Jim is a founding member of the UK's Committee on Climate Change and a Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group III (climate change mitigation).

Paul Ekins has a PhD in economics from the University of London and is a Co-Director of the UK Energy Research Centre, heading its Energy Systems theme. He is Professor of Energy and Environment Policy at the UCL Energy Institute, University College London. His academic work focuses on the conditions and policies for achieving an environmentally sustainable economy, with a special focus on energy technologies and policy, innovation, the role of economic instruments, sustainability assessment and environment and trade.

Mark Winskel is Research Co-ordinator of the UK Energy Research Centre, and Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh. He has held a number of research grant awards on innovation in energy systems. He has an interdisciplinary education across the natural, environmental and social sciences, and his PhD addressed technological change in the UK power supply sector.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. UK Energy in an Era of Globalisation: Trends, Technologies and Environmental Impacts

3. UK Energy Policy and Institutions

4. Energy Futures: the Challenges of Decarbonisation and Security of Supply

5. Pathways to a Low Carbon Economy

6. A Resilient Energy System

7. Accelerating New Technologies: the Role of Research and Innovation

8. A Change of Scale? Prospects for Distributed Energy Resources

9. The Way We Live from Now On: Lifestyle and Energy Consumption

10. Not Just Climate Change: other Social and Environmental Perspectives

11. UK Energy in an Uncertain World

12: Putting it All Together: Implications for Policy and Action

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