The industrial age of energy and transportation will be over by 2030, according to Tony Seba. Exponentially improving technologies such as solar, electric vehicles, and autonomous (self-driving) cars will disrupt and sweep away the energy and transportation industries as we know it.
In this New York Times bestseller, Jeremy Rifkin explores how Internet technology and renewable energy are merging to create a powerful new engine of economic growth, wherein hundreds of millions of people will produce their own green energy in their homes, offices, and factories and share it with each other in an “energy Internet.
A very readable and up-to-date survey of renewable energy sources from an American perspective. The book is written in a journalistic style, with plenty of anecdotes, and covers in turn Solar, Wind, Geothermal and Hydro/Tidal power.
An excellent, science-based, but accessible, account of sustainable energy by an eminent academic (MacKay is a professor of engineering at Cambridge University and Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change). The book tackles the question of what sustainable energy means and how it can be achieved, with a focus on… Read more »
This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report assesses the potential role of renewable energy in the mitigation of climate change. It covers the six most important renewable energy sources – bioenergy, solar, geothermal, hydropower, ocean and wind energy – and aims to produce an impartial assessment iof the current state of knowledge.