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Integrated approaches

Abstract

Responses to climate changes caused by greenhouse gas emissions are discussed: rapid phasing out of fossil fuels, adaptation to a different climate, and moving toward ecological sustainability.

Keywords

Greenhouse warming mitigation; Sustainability; Renewable energy enhanced introduction

In preceding chapters, this book gives the background for renewable energy sources and describes their occurrence, devices for using them, and the role of renewable energy in current and future energy systems, depending on social values and the economic rules used to judge the viability of competing solutions. This concluding chapter discusses the status of renewable energy development in the context of current political focus, and ...

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