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Perspectives on energy resources

Abstract

The latest market penetration statistics for renewable energy production is presented, followed by a brief historical overview of the role of renewable energy from early Neanderthal societies to the present. Remarks are made on the social and environmental issues that will be dealt with in this book, in order for renewable energy solutions to qualify as sustainable.

Keywords

Energy market; Renewable energy penetration; Stone Age energy use; Neanderthal energy use; Energy history

1.1 Current renewable energy market

The penetration of renewable energy into the energy system of human settlements on Earth has, from one point of view, always been nearly 100%. The energy system experienced by the inhabitants of ...

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