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Author Rojey, Alexandre.

Title Energy & climate : how to achieve a successful energy transition / Alexandre Rojey.

Published Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, [2009]
©2009

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Physical description xviii, 153 pages
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Energy in a Globalised World 1 -- Fundamental role of energy in the economy 1 -- Current predominance of fossil energies 2 -- Uses of energy 3 -- Restricted number of suppliers 5 -- Energy and globalisation of the economy 7 -- Increasing role of the emerging countries 8 -- Future outlook 9 -- 2 Growing Risks Ahead 11 -- Risks associated with energy consumption 11 -- Growing demand 11 -- Unequal access to energy 13 -- Risks for the long-term energy supply 13 -- Greater vulnerability of consumer countries 14 -- Dependency of transport on oil 15 -- Effects of energy consumption on the environment at local and regional levels 16 -- Risks for the environment at world level 18 -- Growing threats 18 -- 3 Threat of Climate Change 21 -- A major risk for the planet 21 -- Greenhouse effect 22 -- Impact of greenhouse gas emissions on climate change 23 -- Symptoms of climate change 25 -- Positive retroaction and tipping points 27 -- Kyoto protocol and post-Kyoto 29 -- Factor 4 problem 31 -- Current trend 32 -- Urgency of the actions to be undertaken 33 -- 4 Essential Energy Transition 35 -- Need for change 35 -- Threats to be removed 36 -- Acting from a perspective of sustainable development 37 -- Need for global regulation and governance 38 -- Energy alternatives 40 -- A long transition 40 -- Making the transition 42 -- Need to innovate 42 -- Means of action 43 -- A global transition 46 -- 5 Reducing Energy Consumption, while Protecting the Environment 49 -- From megawatts to negawatts 49 -- Evolution of the energy intensity 50 -- Renewing the organisation of housing and transport 52 -- Towards the positive energy building 54 -- Reduction of energy consumption in the transport sector 56 -- Hybrid propulsion 58 -- Energy storage 59 -- New agricultural production modes 62 -- More efficient industrial processes 63 -- Waste treatment and materials recycling 63 -- Research actions required 65 -- 6 Reducing the Energy Carbon Content 67 -- Carbon content of the primary energy supply 67 -- Carbon intensity 68 -- Energy carbon content reduction pathways 69 -- Revival of nuclear energy 70 -- Renewable energy prospects 74 -- Wind energy: an already mature energy 75 -- Promise of solar energy 76 -- Advantages and limitations of geothermal energy 78 -- Biomass energy and biofuels: potentialities and risks 79 -- Role of hydrogen 82 -- Hybridisation of sources 85 -- Research actions required 87 -- 7 Securing the Supplies of Fossil Fuels 89 -- Role of fossil fuels 89 -- End of abundant and cheap oil 90 -- Oil reserves: the present situation 91 -- Towards a more technological oil 93 -- Extra-heavy oils and shales 96 -- Natural gas 97 -- Comeback of coal 99 -- Synthetic fuels 102 -- Research actions required 104 -- 8 CO2 Capture and Storage 105 -- Stakes ahead 105 -- Carbon sinks 106 -- CO2 capture and transport 107 -- Geological storage 109 -- Industrial applications of CO2 capture and storage 112 -- Geological storage operations worldwide 114 -- Legal and social framework for geological storage 115 -- Longer term perspectives: mineral sequestration and CO2 recycling 116 -- Role of CO2 geological storage 118 -- Research actions required 119 -- 9 How to Ensure the Energy Transition? 121 -- Conditions required for a successful transition 121 -- Implementing an acceptable evolution scenario 122 -- Reaching the required goals 123 -- Future outlook 125 -- Ensuring technological progress 126 -- A new lifestyle 129 -- A new project for the future society 130.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other author ProQuest (Firm)
Subject Energy development -- Environmental aspects.
Power resources -- Environmental aspects.
Climatic changes.
Electronic books.
Variant Title Energy and climate.
ISBN 9780470744277 paperback