Smart Energy: From Fire Making to the Post-Carbon World

Jianping Liu, Shaoqiang Chen, Tao Liu

June 6, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 258 Pages - 16 Color & 54 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498776486 - CAT# K29733

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Features

  • Illustrates the legend and history about humans on energy developing
  • Offers important enlightenment to solve the current energy crisis
  • Systematically introduces and analyzes the significant role energy plays in environment, politics and economy areas
  • Elaborates the importance and necessity of developing clean, efficient and sustainable energy source in various angles
  • Presents the vision of the intelligent energy development prospect and social influence

Summary

Smart Energy: From Fire Making to the Post-Carbon World first traces the history of mankind's discovery and use of energy. It then reviews contemporary issues such as global warming, environmental deterioration, depletion of carbon energy sources, and energy disputes. Next, it evaluates technical innovations, system change, and international cooperation. Then, it tackles how civilization will evolve in light of meeting future energy needs, how Smart Energy will meet these needs, and defines the global mission. It ends with a summary of China’s vision of a Smart Energy future. This is required reading for everyone concerned about energy, environment, economy, human survival, and development

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