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Dawn of the Solar Age

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
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

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