Energy systems transformation

  title={Energy systems transformation},
  author={A. T. C. J. Dangerman and H. Schellnhuber},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={E549 - E558}
  • A. T. C. J. Dangerman, H. Schellnhuber
  • Published 2013
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Significance Energy systems based on fossil fuels and uranium have brought about modernity and its specific agro-industrial metabolism. Although this achievement creates a deep lock-in effect, collateral damages such as climate change and large-scale contamination cast doubts on the sustainability of the current mode of global socioeconomic operation. This article analyzes why the incumbent energy systems are so rigid and still outcompete their more sustainable rivals. We elucidate the role of… CONTINUE READING
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