The Helios Strategy: An Heretical View of the Potential Role of Solar Energy in the Future of a Small Planet

Weingart JM (1978). The Helios Strategy: An Heretical View of the Potential Role of Solar Energy in the Future of a Small Planet. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-78-008

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Abstract

Energy is a central issue in present discussions of the "limits to growth." In much of the world, the growing disparity between rich and poor is closely related to a gap in the amount and thermodynamic quality of available energy and the efficiency with which it is used. One dilemma is that modern technology and abundant energy, which together could help to erase much of this disparity, constitute in their use a major source of environmental disruption. A great challenge to our technological and social ingenuity will be the navigation of the transition to a world in which we can operate well within the carrying capacity of natural systems, and at the same time extend justice, equity and a first-class environment to all.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Technology, Economy, Society (TES)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:45
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 12:12
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/894

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