Energy and Climate: How to achieve a successful energy transition

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Despite global concerns over dwindling resources, climate change and carbon dioxide emissions, fossil fuels still account for more than 80% of the world’s energy demands. As resources diminish and demand increases from rapidly developing nations such as China and India, the threat to both our environment and the security of our energy supply continues to grow. There is an immediate need to move towards a clean and more sustainable energy model, and this transition will require unprecedented innovation.

Energy & Climate: How to achieve a successful energy transition covers all the technology options available and summarises key information from the International Energy Agency and other leading organisations, providing a detailed technological roadmap for this transition which aims to avoid both ecological and economic disaster.  Topics that are analysed and discussed in this edition are:

  • More energy efficient technologies
  • New developments in fossil fuels
  • Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy and biofuels
  • Hydrogen as an energy vector
  • New energy storage systems
  • Hybrid vehicles
  • Capture and long-term storage of carbon dioxide

Written and translated by the former Director for Sustainable Development at IFP, Energy & Climate: How to achieve a successful energy transition is an essential introductory book for scientists and researchers working in energy and climate-related topics as well as all those interested in how to manage a sustainable energy supply while still reducing harmful carbon dioxide emissions.

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About the Author:

Dr Alexandre Rojey was, until recently, Director for Sustainable Development at IFP (Institut Français du Pétrole) in France, responsible for new developments in the energy sector such as the use of hydrogen, long term energy supply and issues related to global climate change including CO2 capture and storage. He is also the Chairman of CEDIGAZ, an international association in the area of natural gas, and an active member of IDé Es (for Innovation, Developpement durable, Energie et Société), a think tank concerned with energy and sustainable development in France. He graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, one of the most prestigious French engineering colleges and has contributed to more than 70 publications including six books. He also holds over 100 worldwide patents.

Review:

"This is an interesting concise re´sume´ of the current situation but I am not clear why the (British) Society for Chemical Industry has decided to support it. The references are up-to-date but over half are in French, a fact not likely to appeal to monoglot Anglophones." (Chromatographia, July 2010)

"One of the biggest problems faced when trying to communicate the scale of the issues facing global energy supply in the coming years is that there are so many of them. ... That this book manages to cover all these issues in just over 150 pages, and remain[s] accessible and interesting is a great compliment to Rojey's skill as a writer." (Enagri, November 2009)

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