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The solar economy : renewable energy for a sustainable global future

Author: Hermann Scheer
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2002.
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The global economy and our way of life are based on the exploitation of fossil fuels, which not only threaten massive environmental and social disruption through global warming but, at present rates of consumption, will run out within decades, causing huge industrial dislocation and economic collapse. Even before then, the conflicts it causes in the Middle East and elsewhere will be frighteningly exacerbated. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Scheer, Hermann, 1944-
Solar economy.
London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2002
(DLC) 2002006934
(OCoLC)49750505
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hermann Scheer
ISBN: 9781849773928 1849773920 1280474890 9781280474897
OCLC Number: 55892041
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 347 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Scenario. From fossil fuels to solar power: transforming the global economy --
Chapter 1. Ensnared by fossil supply chains --
Chapter 2. Exploiting solar resources: the new political and economic freedom --
Chapter 3. The 21st century writing on the wall: the political cost of fuel and resource conflict --
Chapter 4. The distorting effects of fossil supply chains --
Chapter 5. The mythology of fossil energy --
Chapter 6. Energy beyond the grid --
Chapter 7. The untapped wealth of solar resources --
Chapter 8. The profitability of renewable energy and resources --
Chapter 9. Exploiting solar energy --
Chapter 10. Regionalization of the global economy through solar resources --
Chapter 11. The visible hand of the sun: blueprint for a solar world.
Other Titles: Solare Weltwirtschaft.
Responsibility: Hermann Scheer.
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