© 1998 – Routledge
This text reassesses the basic premises that have guided electricity development for more than a century in the light of new understanding, pressures and opportunities. It investigates the changes already in progress and those that may yet follow; their interactions and their implications for policy. As the world pursues sustainable development, what might sustainable electricity mean, and how can it be achieved?
Introduction: Electrifying Changes * Turmoil in the Foreground * Historical Reasons * Changing the Ground Rules * Untangling the Issues * Bumpy Transitions * Electric Futures * Getting There * Appendix A: Electric Jargon * Appendix B: Electricity Generating Technologies * Appendix C: Electric Reading * Appendix D: Electricity on the Internet * Index