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New Energies: A History of Energy Transitions in Europe and North America

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New Energies: A History of Energy Transitions in Europe and North America - Gross, Stephen (Editor), and Needham, Andrew (Editor)
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Over the past 250 years, energy transitions have occurred repeatedly--the rise of coal in the nineteenth century, the explosion of oil in the twentieth century, the nuclear utopianism of the 1950s and 1960s. These transitions have been as revolutionary as any political or economic upheaval, and they required changes in infrastructure and behavior. Yet new energies never wholly replace old ones. This volume historicizes energy production and consumption while demonstrating how energy use has reshaped everything from social ...

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New Energies: A History of Energy Transitions in Europe and North America 2023, University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN-13: 9780822947769

Hardcover