The Green Industrial Revolution - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128023143, 9780128025536

The Green Industrial Revolution

1st Edition

Energy, Engineering and Economics

Authors: Woodrow Clark Grant Cooke
eBook ISBN: 9780128025536
Paperback ISBN: 9780128023143
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 20th November 2014
Page Count: 592
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The new green industrial revolution is driven by a variety of global environmental concerns. In some regions, it is spurred by the scarcity of cheap affordable renewable energy that will also lead to a reduced reliance on fossil fuel in the production of power. In others, it is driven by a need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power generation. This book provides a comprehensive review of the most popular green “disruptive” technologies in energy production as well as their economic impact. In addition, the book includes a multitude of international case studies where these technologies are currently deployed and their economic impact on the region.

Key Features

  • Clearly explains the scientific, engineering, technological, and economics driving the Green Revolution in power generation
  • A guide to technologies such as renewable energy, smart green grids, and emission control technologies
  • Packed with international case studies that provides real-world examples of how these technologies are currently being deployed around the world
  • Explains the economic impact which these new technologies will play in building global sustainability


Environmental Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Energy Engineers and Power Engineers

Table of Contents

  1. The Endgame
  2. Industrial Development
  3. Big Oil’s Impact
  4. Coal, Natural Gas, and Nuclear Power
  5. Climate Change, Science and Technology, and Economics Are the Forces Behind the GIR
  6. Renewable Technologies
  7. Storage Technologies
  8. Smart, Green Grids
  9. Emerging Green Industrial Revolution Technologies
  10. China: The Twenty-First-Century Green Powerhouse
  11. The Green Industrial Revolution is Spreading Around the World
  12. Economics of the Green Industrial Revolution
  13. Smart Sustainable Communities: The Way We Will Live in the Future
  14. A Smart Green Future

Appendices 1-18


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About the Author

Woodrow Clark

Woodrow W. Clark, II, MA3 , PhD, is an internationally recognized scholar and expert in economics, renewable energy, sustainability, and sustainable communities. He was a contributing scientist to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UNIPCC), which as an organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2007 along with Al Gore and his film “An Inconvenient Truth."

Affiliations and Expertise

Clark Strategic Partners, California, USA

Grant Cooke

Grant Cooke is a journalist and entrepreneur with extensive experience in the “green” industry. He was one of the first businessmen who helped California develop its $3.5 billion world-leading energy efficiency program in 2006. Cooke has designed over $100 million worth of utility-sponsored programs in California, Texas and New York, including programs for preschool, K-12, colleges, data centres, health care facilities, and luxury hotels.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal, Sustainable Energy Associates, Benicia, CA, USA

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