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Energy Transformation towards Sustainability explores how researchers, businesses and policymakers can explore and usefully improve energy systems and energy consumption behavior, both to reflect the reality of climate change and related environmental degradation and to adapt to the expanding periphery of renewable energy technologies. It introduces the reader to a suite of potential policy pathways to the necessary transformation in societal energy consumption, usage and behavior. Solutions discussed include energy efficiency, energy security, the role of political leadership, green public policy, and the transition to renewable energy sources.
International contributions address the range and depth of current research from a position of advocacy for 'energy stewardship' as the driver of this transformation. Case studies illustrate the range of various countries to diminish energy use. Finally, policy avenues are covered in depth.
- Reviews the interrelationship between economic growth, energy consumption and climate change
- Uses a wide variety of case studies to support practical implementation across national energy systems
- Highlights a wide spectrum of urgent issues, including threats related to energy use and secure and sustainable development
- Contains contributions that reflect a breadth and depth of scholarship from international backgrounds