In 2010 I published ENERGY. At the time several issues around energy consumption were heavily debated, like possible fuel shortage (peak oil), the oil war in Irak, the role of nuclear energy, the effects of fossil fuel burning on the climate, biofuel, ecological footprint, etc.
In order to form an opinion, I decided to look up the facts and get the numbers straight. In 2009 the book of MacKay came out about the energy consumption in England and the possibillities of making use of renewable energy. This book answered several of my questions and I discuss it in my book.
Since 2010 there have been many developments. Notably the cost of photovoltaic energy has decreased spectacularly. Also the general acceptance of the need of a transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy sources has greatly increased.The Paris agreement has been accepted by most countries (except the USA) and many countries have taken concrete stept towards implementing the transition.
The great question today is how to achieve the transition from fossil to renewable energy and how will this affect our life.
While the situation has changed with respect to 2010, the basic issues of the problem are the same at present. In ENERGY II the developments since 2010 are discussed. A special section is devoted to the discussion of the costs of the transition to renewable energy in The Netherlands.
Binding : Paperback
Distributievorm : Boek (print, druk)
210mm x 148mm
Aantal pagina's :
Cloud Press Delft
Datum publicatie : 11-2018
Developments after 2010
Preface to ENERGY I and II p. 4
1. Introduction 7
2. Available energy resources 10
3. Intermezzo. Meadows et al, Okkerse en Van Bekkum, de stappenteller 14
4. Greenhouse gases, emission control, plans and agreements 26
5. The 450 Scenario of the IEA; renwable energy sources 42
6. Renewables energy sources; wind, PV, prices 50
7. Food production; bread, meat 72
8. GHG emission abatement costs in The Netherlands 83
9. Geo-engineering 89
10. Miscellaneous 104
Appendix. Units, conversion factors and useful numbers 116
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