Energy Futures, Human Values, And Lifestyles: A New Look At The Energy Crisis, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Energy Futures, Human Values, And Lifestyles

A New Look At The Energy Crisis, 1st Edition

By Richard C Carlson


204 pages

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Hardback: 9780367018825
pub: 2019-04-18
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The contours of our energy future are most clearly presented as hard and painful choices. We can, for instance, maintain–perhaps even greatly improve–our current living standards, but at tremendous cost to our environment and to our physical and human resources. Alternatively, we can opt for a more humane society and in many ways a richer life with

Table of Contents

Also of Interest -- Introduction -- Alternative Energy Futures for California -- Scenario Construction -- Scenario Analysis: Global and National Contexts -- Scenario Analysis: Societal Activities -- Scenario Analysis: Energy Use -- Scenario Analysis: Environmental Impacts -- Implications: Directions and Choices -- Using Scenarios in Energy Policy Decisions -- Energy Policy Implications of the California Scenarios -- Postlude -- Recent Energy Demand Estimates -- Technical Tables -- Desirable Characteristics of Energy Decision Making -- Components of the Composite Criteria

About the Author

Richard C. Carlson is a senior economist in SRI International's International Development Center and was chief coordinator of the project on which this book is based.

Willis W. Harman is a senior social scientist in the SRI International Development Center, a professor of engineering and economic systems at Stanford University, and a regent of the University of California; he is author of An Incomplete Guide to the Future.

Peter Schwartz was director of the SRI Strategic Environment Center and chief coordinator of futures research at SRI. Working with them on the book were Sidney J. Everett (SRI Center for Resource and Environmental Systems Studies); Klaus W. Krause, Thomas F. Mandel, Lynn Rosener, and Thomas C. Thomas (SRI Strategic Environment Center); Paul C. Meagher (SRI Energy Center); and Stephen Levy (Center for the Continuing Study of the California Economy).

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