Chapter 6. Reducing the Energy Carbon Content

  1. Dr Alexandre Rojey Former Director Chairman active member

Published Online: 15 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470746318.ch6

Energy & Climate: How to Achieve a Successful Energy Transition

Energy & Climate: How to Achieve a Successful Energy Transition

How to Cite

Rojey, A. (2009) Reducing the Energy Carbon Content, in Energy & Climate: How to Achieve a Successful Energy Transition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470746318.ch6

Author Information

  1. Sustainable Development, IFP, Rueil-Malmaison, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470744277

Online ISBN: 9780470746318

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Keywords:

  • reducing energy carbon content;
  • carbon content of primary energy supply;
  • energy carbon content reduction pathways;
  • revival of nuclear energy;
  • wind energy - already mature energy;
  • promise of solar energy;
  • advantages and limitations of geothermal energy;
  • biomass energy and biofuels - potentialities and risks

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The carbon content of the primary energy supply

  • Carbon intensity

  • Energy carbon content reduction pathways

  • Revival of nuclear energy

  • Renewable energy prospects

  • Wind energy: an already mature energy

  • The promise of solar energy

  • Advantages and limitations of geothermal energy

  • Biomass energy and biofuels: potentialities and risks

  • The role of hydrogen

  • Hybridisation of sources

  • Research actions required