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Dawn of the Solar Age
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Dawn of the Solar Age
An End to Global Warming and to Fear

First Edition


November 2017 | 308 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

Our planet is growing hotter, which is mainly due to the burning of fossil fuels. Yet, most of us remain chained to the belief that there is no alternative source of energy sufficiently plentiful and cheap.

Dawn of the Solar Age provides a blueprint for shifting the energy base of human civilisation out of fossil fuels and successfully reducing the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The author shows how the commercialisation of fully proven technologies—that can provide limitless amounts of renewable energy and entirely replace all fossil fuels—is being delayed to serve the purposes of dominant corporations and nations. He studies the economic viability of these technologies and tells us how we can avert the imminent disaster that we face today. He concludes that the transition out of fossil fuels, though difficult, need not be too slow to prevent irreparable damage.

 
Foreword by M. S. Swaminathan
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
Part I: Where We Are Today
 
Elements of a Perfect Storm
 
A Desperate Search for Remedies
 
Blind Alleys and Red Herrings
 
Part II: What Can Save Us
 
Solar Thermal Revolution
 
The Strange Neglect of Biomass
 
Transport Fuels Are the Place to Start
 
Limitless Potential of Biomass
 
Completing the Energy Shift—Hydrogen from Sunlight
 
Part III: The Market Economy Is Not a Friend
 
The Inertia of the Market Economy
 
Where the World Went Wrong
 
Backlash: Attack on Climate Science
 
Part IV: Gateway to a Better World
 
How the Sun Will Change Our World
 
Catch Up: India as a Case Study
 
Retreat from War Index
 
Index

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