This book presents both the importance of energy transition and its associated difficulties. Energy Transition, Second Edition, provides an explanation of the physical concepts of energy and power and also reviews global energy consumption and our dependence on energy.

The book discusses the links between the economy and energy. It explains the drawbacks and dangers of different energy sources and tries to compare them. By reviewing future energy resources, it evaluates several transition scenarios.

The book shows that the laws of physics prevent the emergence of simple, pleasant solutions, but it proposes potential solutions and encourages readers to develop better processes from energy sources to production to consumption.

This book will be of interest to engineers and undergraduate and graduate students studying and working in various fields of energy; producers of fossil, gas, oil, coal, electric, renewable, and nuclear energy; and anyone interested in better understanding these fundamental problems for our future.


  • Discusses the current issues with energy transition
  • Covers several energy transition scenarios and their associated difficulties
  • Presents the links between economy and energy
  • Highlights the importance of a global discussion of energy
  • Encourages the development of better, improved processes in energy sources from production to consumption

1. What Is Energy? 2. Energy Consumption in France and across the World 3. The Importance of Energy 4. Pollution, Risks and Problems Related to Energy Sources 5. A Comparison of Energy Sources: Related Dangers and Issues 6. Energy Resources 7. Energy Transition Scenarios 8. Energy Efficiency and Sobriety 9. Money, Too Expensive 10. Energy Myths and Legends 11. So, What Should We Do? 12. Conclusion, Prospects