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Energy 2050 : making the transition to a secure low carbon energy system

Author: Jim Skea; Paul Ekins; Mark Winskel
Publisher: Washington, DC : Earthscan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on a major cross-disciplinary project undertaken by some of the UK's top energy researchers, with common scenarios to draw the research together, this book views energy policy in the round with climate policy and energy security in a single framework.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Energy 2050.
Washington, DC : Earthscan, 2011
(DLC) 2010029332
(OCoLC)649419111
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Skea; Paul Ekins; Mark Winskel
ISBN: 9781136539985 1136539980 9781136539992 1136539999
OCLC Number: 801404374
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 381 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction / Jim Skea, Paul Ekins and Mark Winksel --
2. UK energy in an era of globalization : trends, technologies and environmental impacts / Jim Skea, Xinxin Wang and Mark Winskel --
3. UK energy policy and institutions / Paul Ekins, Jim Skea and Mark Winskel --
4. Energy futures : the challenges of decarbonization and security of supply / Jim Skea [and others] --
5. Pathways to a low carbon economy / Gabrial Anandarajah, Paul Ekins and Neil Strachan --
6. A resilient energy system / Jim Skea [and others] --
7. Accelerating the development of energy supply technologies : the role of research and innovation / Mark Winskel [and others] --
8. A change of scale? : prospects for distributed energy resources / Adam Hawkes [and others] --
9. The way we live from now on : lifestyle and energy consumption / Nick Eyre [and others] --
10. Not just climate change : other social and environmental perspectives / David Howard [and others] --
11. UK energy in an uncertain world / Neil Strachan and Jim Skea --
12. Putting it all together : implications for policy and action / Paul Ekins, Mark Winskel and Jim Skea.
Responsibility: edited by Jim Skea, Paul Ekins, and Mark Winskel.

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The United Kingdom is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 per cent by 2050. This book explores in detail those factors which could help or hinder the attainment of the  Read more...

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