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Sustainability through engineering efficiency

Sustainability through engineering efficiency

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The thrust of this chapter has been to show that, from an engineering perspective, the transition from an unsustainable global economy dependent on fossil fuels, to a sustainable one powered by renewables, is not impossible, and that technologies such as electromagnetic levitation and superconduction will form an important part of the drive to minimise energy wastage in a power constrained world.

Chapter Contents:

  • 10.1 Carbonising the atmosphere
  • 10.2 Wedging towards decarbonisation
  • 10.3 Infilling the wedges
  • 10.3.1 Energy efficiency
  • 10.3.2 Decarbonised electricity generation
  • 10.3.3 Electrification of transport
  • 10.3.4 Societal savings
  • 10.4 Summary
  • 10.5 References

Inspec keywords: sustainable development; superconductivity; magnetic levitation; energy conservation; renewable energy sources

Other keywords: electromagnetic levitation; fossil fuels; unsustainable global economy; engineering efficiency; superconduction; sustainability; energy wastage minimise; renewable energy sources

Subjects: Energy resources and fuels; Other superconducting devices and material applications; Energy conservation; Other electromagnetic device applications; Energy resources

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