Energy Autonomy: The Economic, Social and Technological Case for Renewable Energy

Energy Autonomy: The Economic, Social and Technological Case for Renewable Energy

Hermann Scheer


For two hundred years business civilization has trusted the combustion of ample and inexpensive carbon fuels. yet persisted reliance has had perilous results. at the one hand there's the lack of confidence of counting on the world's so much risky quarter - the center East - compounded by way of the imminence of top oil, becoming shortage and mounting costs. at the different, the possibly cataclysmic results of continuous to burn fossil fuels, because the facts of increasing weather swap exhibits. but there's a answer: to make the transition to renewable resources of strength and allotted, decentralized strength iteration. it's a version that has been confirmed, technologically, commercially and politically, as Scheer comprehensively demonstrates right here. the choice of a go back to nuclear strength - back being largely recommended - he indicates to be compromised and illusory. the benefits of renewable strength are so transparent and so overwhelming that resistance to them wishes analysis - which Scheer additionally presents, displaying why and the way entrenched pursuits and one-dimensional buildings of considering oppose the transition, and what has to be performed to beat those stumbling blocks. the recent publication from the award-winning writer of THE sunlight economic climate and A sunlight MANIFESTO demonstrates why the transition to renewable power is vital and the way it may be performed.

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