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The Great Transition - by Lester R Brown (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 192

Genre: Nature

Sub-Genre: Environmental Conservation & Protection

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Age Range: Adult

Author: Lester R Brown

Language: English

TCIN: 16110875
UPC: 9780393350555
Item Number (DPCI): 247-21-4875

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As oil insecurity deepens, the extraction risks of fossil fuels rise, and concerns about climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new world energy economy is emerging. The old economy, fueled by oil, natural gas, and coal is being replaced with one powered by wind, solar, and geothermal energy.

The Great Transition details the accelerating pace of this global energy revolution. As many countries become less enamored with coal and nuclear power, they are embracing an array of clean, renewable energies. Whereas solar energy projects were once small-scale, largely designed for residential use, energy investors are now building utility-scale solar projects. Strides are being made: some of the huge wind farm complexes under construction in China will each produce as much electricity as several nuclear power plants, and an electrified transport system supplemented by the use of bicycles could reshape the way we think about mobility.

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