The Resource Energy transitions : global and national perspectives, Vaclav Smil

Energy transitions : global and national perspectives, Vaclav Smil

Label
Energy transitions : global and national perspectives
Title
Energy transitions
Title remainder
global and national perspectives
Statement of responsibility
Vaclav Smil
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book provides a detailed, global examination of energy transitions, supplying a long-term historical perspective, an up-to-date assessment of recent and near-term advances in energy production technology and implementation, and an explanation of why efforts to limit global warming and to shift away from fossil fuels have been gradual. * Presents historical coverage of energy production, energy use, and key technical and economic factors that affect the currently unfolding transitions * Offers insightful analysis of energy transitions on both the national and global scale to explain the possibilities and limitations of the process. Supplies a critical appraisal of new renewable conversions that makes clear their advantages and potential benefits as well as their inherent unavoidable limitations * Enables general readers to gain an in-depth understanding of energy transitions from the perspective of an acclaimed scientist with expertise in the fields of energy, environmental and population change, technical innovation, and public policy
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smil, Vaclav
Dewey number
333.79
Index
index present
LC call number
TJ808
LC item number
.S64 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Power resources
Label
Energy transitions : global and national perspectives, Vaclav Smil
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Energy Systems: Their Basic Properties -- Energy Transitions: Universal Patterns -- National Transitions: Commonalities and Particularities -- Decarbonization: Progress So Far -- Looking Ahead: Possibilities and Constraints -- Recapitulations
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xi, 282 pages
Isbn
9781440853241
Lccn
2016035198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn955778608
  • (OCoLC)955778608
Label
Energy transitions : global and national perspectives, Vaclav Smil
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Energy Systems: Their Basic Properties -- Energy Transitions: Universal Patterns -- National Transitions: Commonalities and Particularities -- Decarbonization: Progress So Far -- Looking Ahead: Possibilities and Constraints -- Recapitulations
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xi, 282 pages
Isbn
9781440853241
Lccn
2016035198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn955778608
  • (OCoLC)955778608

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