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Energy transitions : history, requirements, prospects / Vaclav Smil.

By: Smil, Vaclav.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2010Description: ix, 178 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780313381775 (hbk.); 9780313381782 (ebk.).Subject(s): Renewable energy sources | Power resourcesGenre/Form: SCIENCE | BUSINESS &​ ECONOMICS | TECHNOLOGY &​ ENGINEERINGDDC classification: 333.79 SMI Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Energy systems : their basic properties -- Global transitions : universal patterns -- National transitions : commonalities and particularities -- Coming transitions : expectations and realities.
Summary: Describes the history of modern society's dependence on fossil fuels and the prospects for the transition to a nonfossil world. Vaclav Smil makes it clear that this transition will not be accomplished easily, and that it cannot be accomplished within the timetables established by the Obama administration. --from publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [157]-166) and index.

Energy systems : their basic properties -- Global transitions : universal patterns -- National transitions : commonalities and particularities -- Coming transitions : expectations and realities.

Describes the history of modern society's dependence on fossil fuels and the prospects for the transition to a nonfossil world. Vaclav Smil makes it clear that this transition will not be accomplished easily, and that it cannot be accomplished within the timetables established by the Obama administration. --from publisher description.

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