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Transforming Electricity : The Coming Generation of Change Paperback – 1 Feb 1999
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About the Author
Walt Patterson trained as a nuclear physicist before spending his life teaching, writing, and campaigning. He has published twelve books and several hundred papers, articles and reviews on nuclear power, coal technology, renewable energy, energy systems, energy policy, and electricity. Since 1991 he has been a fellow of what is now the Energy, Environment and Development Programme at Chatham House in London.
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I have taken away one crown because I expected something a bit more technical, particularly on the intriguing subject of new technologies.
In particular, the writer convincingly explains the dawning of a new age with current and alternative generation fuels and many more independent, distributed generators based locally rather than in huge centralised, capital intensive projects.
Energy providers must carefully consider this book's message in their scenario planning if they do not wish it to be inadequate. If these forecasts come sooner than later some major players will fall by the wayside. Response should be proactive not reactive.
I therefore recommend this book as an excellent introduction to the key energy issues facing our global societies and as a road map for energy industry companies trying to envisage their future market opportunities.
Patterson provides an (unintended?) primer for indentifiying some business and investment opportunities for any budding entrepreneurs out there. It got me thinking!
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