Energy, Resources and Welfare
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Energy, Resources and Welfare : Exploration of Social Frameworks for Sustainable Development

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Bent Sorensen, one of the world's leading experts in the field of renewable energy systems, explores the current hurdles to the universal adoption of renewable energy sources and proposes solutions to the current situation in this new inspiring work. He discusses the social, political and economic issues that make sustainability seem like such an attainable goal, and explores the ways through which change can be achieved without loss of welfare.

Even though the author has written several scientific monographs covering the technical issues behind the energy and social transitions mentioned in this book, and bases his conclusions on solid facts and analysis, Sorensen avoids specialist jargon in this text. He therefore addresses scientists and engineers directly involved in sustainable technologies, as well as energy planners and decision makers in industry and government, and also those interested in the direction in which our societies are moving. This book can be a good basis for discussions and debate, whether in academic or in political circles, and may even be used as complementary reading for students in the field of energy generation, implementation, planning, management, markets and policy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12.95mm | 260g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128032189
  • 9780128032183

Table of contents

1 Introduction

2 Resources and Economic Welfare

2.1 Overview of Natural Resources

2.2 Current Paradigm of Economic Organization

2.3 Current Paradigm of Social Organization

References

3 New Paradigms: In Search of a Third Way

3.1 New Indicators of Social Welfare

3.2 How to Formulate Constitutions

References

4 Specifi c Issues and Case Narratives

4.1 Energy Effi ciency and Infrastructure

4.2 Lifestyle Traits

4.3 Selected Suggestions from Recent Times

References

5 Implementation of Sustainable Solutions

5.1 On the Global Level, Including those Aspect that are Valid on All Levels

5.2 On the Regional Level

5.3 On the Local Level

5.4 It can be Done!

References

Subject Index
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About Bent Sorensen

Professor Emeritus at the Department of People and Technology, and a professor of physics at the Institute of Mathematics and Physics, both at Roskilde University, Denmark. He is also an independent consultant at Novator Advanced Technology Consulting. Bent Sorensen's research is cross-disciplinary and has resulted in nearly a thousand scientific articles and some 40 books, including foundation work in economic theory (the scenario method, life-cycle analysis) and in energy research (renewable energy resources, technology and applications). Dr. Sorensen is one of the world's leading specialists in renewable energy. He has five decades of experience in researching the field, and has published hundreds of monographs, articles in scientific journals, technical reports, and conference contributions. He has received several awards and has been knighted by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark. He has worked at universities in Japan, France, Denmark, Australia and the United States (Berkeley and Yale), has been a consultant to governments and international organizations, a lead author in the IPCC climate assessment recipient of several international prizes and honors.
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