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World in Transition 3: Towards Sustainable Energy Systems

Series: World in Transition Volume: 3

By: German Advisory Council on Global Change

242 pages, Figs, tabs

Earthscan

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #143804 | ISBN: 1853838829
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About this book

Underscores the urgent need to transform global energy systems so that the world's population has access to energy based on renewable sources. This is necessary in order to protect the global climate and to liberate 2.4 billion people in developing countries from energy poverty. Experts from the German Advisory Council on Global Change stress that such a transformation of energy systems is feasible and fundable if rapid and resolute action is taken in the coming two decades.


Contents

Social and economic dimensions of the energy system; technologies and their sustainable potential; the path of sustainable energy system transformation; the strategy for global sustainable energy systems; research on new directions; milestones - targets, timetables, policies.

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