The colours of energy
The 21st century will be decisive in the various transitions to a future with cleaner energy. Written by leading experts, The colours of energy contains 36 thought-provoking essays about the many energy challenges society faces in the coming decades.
“For all their diversity, the essays share some common threads: a sense of urgency and a sense of optimism; an understanding that, while remaking the global energy system will not be easy, it can be done if we work together,” writes Shell CEO Ben van Beurden in his foreword.
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The views expressed in The colours of energy – Essays on the future of energy in society are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Royal Dutch Shell plc nor any of its subsidiaries (Shell).
Imagine a world where carbon dioxide no longer accumulates in the atmosphere. The head of the Shell Scenarios team shows how society can get there from here.
By scaling up solar and wind power to the size of today’s petroleum industry, Dutch energy advisers Wim Sinke and Wim Thomas put those renewable energy sources into perspective.
Two China-based energy researchers wonder whether the country with the largest appetite for energy can give up coal and go on a diet of renewables.
When it comes to the challenge of meeting the UK’s future low-carbon energy needs, two analysts at the Energy Technologies Institute come straight to the point.