Energy, Resources And Welfare: Exploration Of Social Frameworks For Sustainable Development by Bent SorensenEnergy, Resources And Welfare: Exploration Of Social Frameworks For Sustainable Development by Bent Sorensen

Energy, Resources And Welfare: Exploration Of Social Frameworks For Sustainable Development

byBent SorensenEditorBent Sorensen

Paperback | February 22, 2016

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Bent Sorensen, one of the world's leading experts in the field of renewable energy systems, explores the current hurdles to the universal adoption of renewable energy sources and proposes solutions to the current situation in this new inspiring work. He discusses the social, political and economic issues that make sustainability seem like such an attainable goal, and explores the ways through which change can be achieved without loss of welfare.

Even though the author has written several scientific monographs covering the technical issues behind the energy and social transitions mentioned in this book, and bases his conclusions on solid facts and analysis, Sorensen avoids specialist jargon in this text. He therefore addresses scientists and engineers directly involved in sustainable technologies, as well as energy planners and decision makers in industry and government, and also those interested in the direction in which our societies are moving. This book can be a good basis for discussions and debate, whether in academic or in political circles, and may even be used as complementary reading for students in the field of energy generation, implementation, planning, management, markets and policy.

  • One of the world's leading experts in renewable energy systems looks into economic, social and political factors that influence the current state of renewable energy implementation in the world.
  • Sorensen examines the reasons why reaching 100% renewable and sustainable energy sources might seem like an unattainable goal, and proposes alternative solutions that would allow the world to proceed towards energy sustainability without losing welfare.
Professor Emeritus at the Department of People and Technology, and a professor of physics at the Institute of Mathematics and Physics, both at Roskilde University, Denmark. He is also an independent consultant at Novator Advanced Technology Consulting. Bent Sorensen's research is cross-disciplinary and has resulted in nearly a thousand...
Title:Energy, Resources And Welfare: Exploration Of Social Frameworks For Sustainable DevelopmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:February 22, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128032189

ISBN - 13:9780128032183

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Resources and Economic Welfare

2.1 Overview of Natural Resources

2.2 Current Paradigm of Economic Organization

2.3 Current Paradigm of Social Organization


3 New Paradigms: In Search of a Third Way

3.1 New Indicators of Social Welfare

3.2 How to Formulate Constitutions


4 Specifi c Issues and Case Narratives

4.1 Energy Effi ciency and Infrastructure

4.2 Lifestyle Traits

4.3 Selected Suggestions from Recent Times


5 Implementation of Sustainable Solutions

5.1 On the Global Level, Including those Aspect that are Valid on All Levels

5.2 On the Regional Level

5.3 On the Local Level

5.4 It can be Done!


Subject Index