Global Energy Shifts: Fostering Sustainability in a by Bruce Podobnik

By Bruce Podobnik

In the latter a part of the 19th century, the voters of serious Britain confronted an impressive problem: coal assets appeared destined to expire and commentators have been not able to foresee a workable substitute gasoline. to deal with the predicament, army strategists have been advised to grab keep watch over of coal in overseas lands, and corporations have been inspired to extend family creation of the resource.

In Global strength Shifts, Bruce Podobnik attracts interesting parallels among the "coal panics" that after swept via Britain and the "oil panics" that grip the realm this day. His concise background of worldwide strength use contextualizes the coal and oil scares, demonstrating how the convergence of particular geopolitical, advertisement, and social stipulations can generate fast and far-reaching variations within the power foundations of our world.

Ultimately, Podobnik informs readers on how a "crisis" of 1 gas approach is readily avoided with the advent of one other, and describes possibilities for moving our not easy, oil-based process towards a renewable strength system.

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