This book is among the first to examine the social, political, economic, and environmental dimensions of major long-term changes in the systems of energy supply and use. Providing a uniquely holistic perspective on the dynamics of energy and societal changes, the authors examine historical examples of major energy transitions--from petroleum and na

chapter |5 pages


ByLewis J. Perelman

part 1|117 pages

The Past

part 2|92 pages

The Future

chapter 5|20 pages

The Role of the Government in the Development of Solar Energy

ByMichael D. Yokell

chapter 6|22 pages

Forecasting Alternative Energy Futures: The Case of Solar Energy

ByGregory A. Daneke

chapter 7|15 pages

Patterns of Transition: Use and Supply of Energy

ByMark N. Christensen

chapter 8|32 pages

Speculations on the Transition to Sustainable Energy

ByLewis J. Perelman