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The Energy Transition

An Overview of the True Challenge of the 21st Century

Authors: Petit, Vincent

  • A unique and easy-to-read account of all information necessary to grasp the complexity of today’s energy issues
  • Presents straightforward, quantitative measures on how to solve the energy equation
  • Provides a wealth of data, figures and tables to support the arguments
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About this book

Against the backdrop of rapid advances in the energy sector, this book provides a concise overview of the complex challenges in the energy paradigm today, which revolve around the seemingly unsolvable energy equation.
The author, an experienced energy professional, combines the various aspects of the energy transition into a single perspective. While highlighting a number of salient problems, he also explores grounds for optimism that these challenges can and will be met.
After establishing the historical context, the book presents an analysis of today’s energy industry, different energy sources, countries and determinants of energy demand, supplementing all sections with a wealth of global and local data. It subsequently proposes measures to solve the energy equation and a roadmap for a sustainable future, based on more efficient energy use, cleaner energy production and advanced technologies.

About the authors

Vincent Petit has worked in the energy management environment for the last fifteen years, gathering rich and diverse experience in both engineering and marketing roles, in corporate roles and operations, in Europe and abroad.

He graduated from the French engineering school Supéléc (Master of Science Electrical Engineering, 2001) and from the University of Texas at Austin, USA (Master of Science Electrical Engineering, 2001). He works at Schneider Electric in France, where he has run international power projects across the globe, mainly in Middle East and Africa,  and has headed the full solution operations business in the CIS zone out of Russia. He now runs the global Energy Automation business for the group, a fast growing business at the heart of Smart Grids.

Passionate about the energy domain, he has grown convinced of the urgent need for our generation to tackle the energy transition ahead of us.

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Petit, Vincent

    Pages 1-3

  • Historical Determinisms Shaping Tomorrow’s World

    Petit, Vincent

    Pages 5-31

  • The Energy Industry: Running at Full Speed

    Petit, Vincent

    Pages 33-106

  • The New Energy Paradigm and Balance of Power

    Petit, Vincent

    Pages 107-123

  • The Path Towards a Sustainable Tomorrow

    Petit, Vincent

    Pages 125-168

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50292-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50291-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-84368-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Energy Transition
Book Subtitle
An Overview of the True Challenge of the 21st Century
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50292-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50292-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50291-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84368-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 172
Number of Illustrations
143 illustrations in colour
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