The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy

W. W. Norton & Company - As oil insecurity deepens, and concerns about climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, the extraction risks of fossil fuels rise, a new world energy economy is emerging. Strides are being made: some of the huge wind farm complexes under construction in China will each produce as much electricity as several nuclear power plants, and an electrified transport system supplemented by the use of bicycles could reshape the way we think about mobility.

The old economy, and coal is being replaced with one powered by wind, solar, fueled by oil, natural gas, and geothermal energy. Whereas solar energy projects were once small-scale, largely designed for residential use, energy investors are now building utility-scale solar projects. The great transition details the accelerating pace of this global energy revolution.

The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy - The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way. As many countries become less enamored with coal and nuclear power, they are embracing an array of clean, renewable energies.





Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet The MIT Press

The MIT Press - And systemic innovation could add flexibility to the world's power grids and other energy systems so they can dependably channel the sun's unreliable energy. Unleashing all this innovation will require visionary public policy: funding researchers developing next-generation solar technologies, refashioning energy systems and economic markets, and putting together a diverse clean energy portfolio.

What's more, its potential is nearly limitless―every hour the sun beams down more energy than the world uses in a year. But in taming the sun, energy expert Varun Sivaram warns that the world is not yet equipped to harness erratic sunshine to meet most of its energy needs. Technological innovation could replace today's solar panels with coatings as cheap as paint and employ artificial photosynthesis to store intermittent sunshine as convenient fuels.

Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet The MIT Press - Although solar can't power the planet by itself, it can be the centerpiece of a global clean energy revolution. A council on Foreign Relations Book. How solar could spark a clean-energy transition through transformative innovation―creative financing, revolutionary technologies, and flexible energy systems.

Solar energy, once a niche application for a limited market, has become the cheapest and fastest-growing power source on earth. Financial innovation is already enticing deep-pocketed investors to fund solar projects around the world, from the sunniest deserts to the poorest villages. And if solar's current surge peters out, prospects for replacing fossil fuels and averting catastrophic climate change will dim.





Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation: How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030

Tony Seba - This is a technology-based disruption reminiscent of how the cell phone, publishing, Internet, and personal computer swept away industries such as landline telephony, and mainframe computers. The stone age did not end because we ran out of rocks. Exponentially improving technologies such as solar, electric vehicles, and autonomous self-driving cars will disrupt and sweep away the energy and transportation industries as we know it.

Maybe before. It will end because these energy sources, product architectures, the business models they employ, and the products that sustain them will be disrupted by superior technologies, and business models. The industrial age of energy and transportation is already giving way to an information technology and knowledge-based energy and transportation era.

The same silicon valley ecosystem that created bit-based technologies that have disrupted atom-based industries is now creating bit- and electron-based technologies that will disrupt atom-based energy industries. Just like those technology disruptions flipped the architecture of information and brought abundant, cheap and participatory information, the clean disruption will flip the architecture of energy and bring abundant, cheap and participatory energy.

Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation: How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030 - Clean disruption of energy and transportation How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil Nuclear Natural Gas Coal Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars. Just like those previous technology disruptions, the clean disruption is inevitable and will be swift. The industrial age of energy and transportation will be over by 2030





The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future

Bloomsbury USA - It's a project which forces visionaries to work with bureaucrats, legislators with storm-flattened communities, moneymen with hippies, and the left with the right. The grid, one which developed with us: a product of bold expansion, she argues, is an essentially American artifact, the occasional foolhardy vision, some genius technologies, and constant improvisation.

. It's not just that the grid has grown old and is now in dire need of basic repair. Cultural anthropologist gretchen bakke unveils the many facets of America's energy infrastructure, its most dynamic moments and its most stable ones, and its essential role in personal and national life. And though it might not yet be obvious, this revolution is already well under way.

The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future - If we hope to realize this future, we need to reimagine the grid according to twenty-first-century values. Most of all, her focus is on how Americans are changing the grid right now, sometimes with gumption and big dreams and sometimes with legislation or the brandishing of guns. The grid tells--entertainingly, its problematic present, perceptively--the story of what has been called "the largest machine in the world": its fascinating history, and its potential role in a brighter, cleaner future.

A revelatory look at our national power grid--how it developed, its current flaws, and how it must be completely reimagined for our fast-approaching energy future. America's electrical grid, an engineering triumph of the twentieth century, is turning out to be a poor fit for the present. Today, wind, as we invest great hope in new energy sources--solar, and other alternatives--the grid is what stands most firmly in the way of a brighter energy future.





Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization Substantially Revised

W. W. Norton & Company - For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, we have begun investing in energy sources that can last forever. Brown’s ability to make a complicated subject accessible to the general reader is remarkable. Katherine salant, washington post as fossil fuel prices rise, oil insecurity deepens, and concerns about climate change cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new energy economy is emerging.

Clean disruption of energy and transportation How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil Nuclear Natural Gas Coal Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars. Plan B 4. 0 explores both the nature of this transition to a new energy economy and how it will affect our daily lives. Wind, solar, and geothermal energy are replacing oil, coal, and natural gas, at a pace and on a scale we could not have imagined even a year ago.

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Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy

St. Martin's Press - The cold, hard fact is that at some point we will have wrung the planet dry of easily accessible sources of fossil fuel. And when that time comes, more accurately, humankind will have no choice but to turn―or, return―to other, cleaner, renewable energy sources. Arranged in five parts―green gas, geothermal, wind, Earth, Sun, solar, and Water―Renewable tells the stories of the most interesting and promising types of renewable energy: namely, biofuel, Wind, and hydropower.

Clean disruption of energy and transportation How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil Nuclear Natural Gas Coal Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars. What will those sources be? how far have we come to realizing the technologies that will make these sources available?To find the answers, Shere began his journey with a tour of a traditional coal-fueled power plant in his home state of Indiana.

Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy - Instead, surprisingly long histories of these technologies, bringing to life the pioneering scientists, hydro, wind, inventors, and visionaries who blazed the way for solar, Shere digs into the rich, Thomas Edison, and unearthing the curious involvement of great thinkers like Henry Ford, and other forms of renewable power, and Nicola Tesla.

We are at an important crossroads in the history of renewable technologies. He immersed himself in the green energy world: visiting a solar farm at Denver's airport, investigating turbines deep in New York City's East River, attending the Wind Power Expo and a wind farm tour in Texas, and much more. The possibilities are endless and enticing, and it has become increasingly clear that renewable energy is the way of the future.

Producing it in fossil fuel form is a dirty, expensive―but also hugely profitable― enterprise, with enormous but largely hidden costs to the entire planet.





Solar Trillions: 7 Market and Investment Opportunities in the Emerging Clean-Energy Economy

Tony Seba - W w norton Company. Clean disruption of energy and transportation How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil Nuclear Natural Gas Coal Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars. Solar csP is way ahead. 7: smart grid - internet Times Ten: $6. 5 trillion the eBay of the smart grid is here. Used book in Good Condition. Solar is already cheaper than grid electricity in hundreds of markets.

4: residential solar - Power to the People: $8. 7 trillion. 6: storage - energy in a box: $5 trillion The race for electricity storage/batteries is on. The author shows immediate as well as long-term market opportunities and why science facts and tech trends make solar inevitable. 5: clean water - Bottled Electricity: $1.

Solar Trillions: 7 Market and Investment Opportunities in the Emerging Clean-Energy Economy - 5 trillion we will hit peak water before we hit peak oil. Island/village Power: $2. 6 trillion two billion people around the world, and millions of villages, thousands of islands, pay up to 10 times today's solar cost. Here are the seven amazing opportunities. 1: utility scale solar - desert power: $9 trillion To provide all of America's electricity today, we would need just 100-by-100-mile square of desert.





This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

Simon & Schuster - In this changes everything naomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. This changes Everything Capitalism vs the Climate. It’s an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. Clean disruption of energy and transportation How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil Nuclear Natural Gas Coal Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars.

And for a very brief time, the nature of that change is still up to us. Nothing except that climate change changes everything. Used book in Good Condition. She exposes the ideological desperation of the climate-change deniers, the messianic delusions of the would-be geoengineers, and the tragic defeatism of too many mainstream green initiatives.

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate - And she demonstrates precisely why the market has not—and cannot—fix the climate crisis but will instead make things worse, with ever more extreme and ecologically damaging extraction methods, accompanied by rampant disaster capitalism. Klein meticulously builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies.

Klein argues that the changes to our relationship with nature and one another that are required to respond to the climate crisis humanely should not be viewed as grim penance, but rather as a kind of gift—a catalyst to transform broken economic and cultural priorities and to heal long-festering historical wounds.

The status quo is no longer an option.





Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Oxford University Press - Used book in Good Condition. Here is what you need to know. Alongside detailed but highly accessible descriptions of what is causing climate change, this entry in the What Everyone Needs to Know series answers questions about the practical implications of this growing force on our world: · How will climate change impact you and your family in the coming decades?· What are the future implications for owners of coastal property? · Should you plan on retiring in South Florida or the U.

S. This changes Everything Capitalism vs the Climate. The last decade's spate of superstorms, wildfires, heat waves, and droughts has accelerated the public discourse on this topic and lent credence to climatologist Lonnie Thomson's 2010 statement that climate change "represents a clear and present danger to civilization.

In june 2015, the pope declared that action on climate change is a moral issue. This book offers the most up-to-date examination of climate change's foundational science, its implications for our future, and the core clean energy solutions. Climate change will have a bigger impact on humanity than the Internet has had.

Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know® - Southwest or southern europe? · what occupations and fields of study will be most in demand in a globally warmed world? · What impact will climate change have on investments and the global economy?As the world struggles to stem climate change and its effects, everyone will become a part of this story of the century.

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The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

Tim Duggan Books - Its subject is climate change, and its method is scientific, but its mode is Old Testament. Wallace-wells’s outline of possible futures alarmist. The book is a meticulously documented, white-knuckled tour through the cascading catastrophes that will soon engulf our warming planet. Farhad manjoo,  the New York Times“Riveting.

He is indeed alarmed. 1 new york times bestseller • “the uninhabitable earth hits you like a comet, with an overflow of insanely lyrical prose about our pending Armageddon. Andrew solomon, author of The Noonday DemonIt is worse, much worse, than you think. W w norton Company. Oxford Univ Pr. In california, wildfires now rage year-round, destroying thousands of homes.

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming - Without a revolution in how billions of humans conduct their lives, parts of the Earth could become close to uninhabitable, and other parts horrifically inhospitable, as soon as the end of this century. This changes Everything Capitalism vs the Climate. Used book in Good Condition. This is only a preview of the changes to come.

But the world will be remade by warming in more profound ways as well, transforming our politics, our culture, our relationship to technology, and our sense of history.





The Age of Sustainable Development

Columbia University Press - W w norton Company. Far more than a rhetorical exercise, inspire, this book is designed to inform, and spur action. Jeffrey D. In this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can use a holistic way forward to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice: sustainable development.

Oxford Univ Pr. Columbia University Press. Based on sachs's twelve years as director of the earth institute at columbia university, his thirteen years advising the United Nations secretary-general on the Millennium Development Goals, and his recent presentation of these ideas in a popular online course, The Age of Sustainable Development is a landmark publication and clarion call for all who care about our planet and global justice.

The Age of Sustainable Development - Visit http://cup. Columbia. Edu/extras/supplement/sachs-9780231173148 for additional teaching materials for students and instructors, key concepts, problem sets, including chapter summaries, and slides. Sachs is one of the world's most perceptive and original analysts of global development. This changes Everything Capitalism vs the Climate.

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