Renewables: A Review of Sustainable Energy Supply Options

Elliott, David (2013). Renewables: A Review of Sustainable Energy Supply Options. Bristol: IOP Publishing.

URL: http://iopscience.iop.org/front/978-0-750-31040-6/...

Abstract

At present renewable energy sources supply around 17% of total global energy, mostly from traditional biomass and hydro, but the so-called new renewables, wind and solar especially, are expanding rapidly.

There have been some dramatic projections of potential expansion longer term, with many studies now suggesting that renewables could supply up to 100% of all electricity needs globally and perhaps also all energy needs, by 2050.

This book reviews what is happening around the world in the renewables field, so as to convey the sense of excitement that abounds in this new, rapidly expanding, area of technological development, but also to look at the problems ahead, including environmental impacts.

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