Living Without Oil: Megatrends in a new energy era

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Infinite Ideas, Sep 7, 2009 - Business & Economics - 312 pages
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The price of oil is currently six times as high as it was five years ago, and will double within the next two years. We’re all aware of the negative aspects of being so dependent on oil and you can’t ignore the effects on our planet from its abundant use. Even with the more industrialised Western nations taking a stance on alternative energy sources and curbing emissions, emerging markets such as China and India will, in just a few years, create a gigantic rise in demand. After nearly a century of an oil-fueled economy, we simply must switch to a new economic model. Our thirst for this, one of our most valuable resources, looks like it simply cannot be quenched. But is it possible to live without oil? Which best practices are available now? What trends and developments are to be expected? Adjiedj Bakas and Rob Creemers, two expert futurologists, join forces to give us the answers in Living without oil, in which they reveal seven megatrends. This stirring book is sure to inspire readers to change their attitude to this resource.

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Part 1 The energy economy past and present
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
outlines and trends
Megatrend I
Megatrend II
Megatrend III
Megatrend IV
Megatrend VI
Megatrend VII
Part 3 Energy agenda for the future

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