55. Renewable Energy : A Primer for the Twenty-First Century.

Usher, Bruce (2019) 55. Renewable Energy : A Primer for the Twenty-First Century. Columbia University Press, 2019. ProQuest Ebook Central. ISBN 9780231547529

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Usher, Bruce. Renewable Energy : A Primer for the Twenty-First Century, Columbia University Press, 2019. ProQuest Ebook Central, http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/polije-ebooks/detail.action?docID=5552957. Created from polije-ebooks on 2019-12-26 17:34:56. People have misconceptions about the cost of renewable energy largely because the public conversation about these resources has been in the form of TV campaign ads and campaign debates, where the truth is, at best, elusive. Misinformation from politicians has obscured a remarkable energy transition by which renewables have become cost compet�itive with fossil fuels. And the rise of renewables is only half the story. The transportation sector is also undergoing a transition, from gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles to electric vehicles. Energy and transportation, two of the world’s largest and most valuable industries, are entering a period of dramatic and inter�linked change. As a business school professor, I find these changes interesting. Much of the material in this book stems from the classes I teach at Columbia Business School, but I have more than an academic interest in renewable energy. I am also an investor in early-stage companies. Like many investors, I focus on long-term trends, such as the changes occurring in the energy and transportation sectors. While the timing of the transition to renewable energy and electric vehicles is challenging to predict, the overall trends are clear, creating exciting opportunities for investment. This brings me to why I have written this book: so that everyone—my friends included—might understand the energy transition to renewables already underway: to set the record straight. Awareness of this trend matters because how we pro�duce and consume energy is critical to our way of life and to the future of our planet. We all need to be making smart decisions about energy. We need our politicians and governments to do so as well. I hope this short book helps in that regard.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: 410 - Rumpun Ilmu Teknik > 430 - Ilmu Keteknikan Industri > 443 - Teknik Enerji
Divisions: Perpustakaan > E-Book
Depositing User: Teguh Widodo
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2021 03:21
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2021 03:21
URI: https://sipora.polije.ac.id/id/eprint/4727

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