Energy Transitions: Long-term Perspectives, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Energy Transitions

Long-term Perspectives, 1st Edition

By Lewis J. Perelman

Routledge

234 pages

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pub: 2019-05-01
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This book is among the first to examine the social, political, economic, and environmental dimensions of major long-term changes in the systems of energy supply and use. Providing a uniquely holistic perspective on the dynamics of energy and societal changes, the authors examine historical examples of major energy transitions--from petroleum and na

Table of Contents

Introduction -- The Past -- The Ascent of Oil: The Transition from Coal to Oil in Early Twentieth-Century America -- Resistance to Long-Term Energy Transition: The Case of Power Alcohol in the 1930s -- An Attempt at Transition: The Bureau of Mines Synthetic Fuel Project at Louisiana, Missouri -- The Transition to Solar Energy: An Historical Approach -- The Future -- The Role of the Government in the Development of Solar Energy -- Forecasting Alternative Energy Futures: The Case of Solar Energy -- Patterns of Transition: Use and Supply of Energy -- Speculations on the Transition to Sustainable Energy

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General