9 Future Fuels

Colin A. Scholes

The University of Melbourne

DOI: 10.1201/9781003374879-9

9.1 Introduction

The transition of the global economy toward renewable and green energy requires a suitable fuel to replace petroleum and natural gas. This transition is being driven by concerns about climate change and the environmental impact of fossil fuels, as well as the strategic need for many countries to gain energy independence. This transition is, therefore, being driven both at a consumer level and at an institutional/government level and will impact all aspects of a regional economy. The unprecedented growth in low-emissions technology for electricity generation has ensured that photovoltaics and wind turbines are now recognised as the cheapest ...

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