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Introductory Overview: Why Sustainable Energy Matters

Boyle, Godfrey (2003). Introductory Overview: Why Sustainable Energy Matters. In: Boyle, Godfrey; Everett, Bob and Ramage, Janet eds. Energy Systems and Sustainability: Power for a Sustainable Future. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 1–54.

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Abstract

The chapter reviews the world's present energy systems and their sustainability problems. It then examines some possible solutions to those problems and how these might emerge in practice during the 21st century.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-19-926179-2, 978-0-19-926179-6
Extra Information: Publisher's webpage for the book is at: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199261796
This introductory chapter for Energy Systems and Sustainability is also available on-line to the public via the T206 'taster' web site - at the URL given above.
Keywords: Energy Systems; fossil fuels; nuclear power; renewable energy; energy services; energy efficiency; dematerialisation; the rebound effect; energy scenarios; carbon capture and sequestration
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Item ID: 3935
Depositing User: Godfrey Boyle
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:50
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3935
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