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Week 8 – Biophysical economics II

Week 8 ‘handout’ – Biophysical economics II – Transition to RE [pdf]

Primary reading

Carbon Brief (2020), Solar is now ‘cheapest electricity in history’, confirms IEA, Oct 13th

Diesendorf, M and Wiedman, T (2020), Implications of Trends in Energy Return on Energy Invested (EROI) for Transitioning to Renewable Electricity, Ecological Economics, 176, 106726

IEA (2020), World Energy Outlook 2020, International Energy Agency

Milward-Hopkins, J et al (2020), Providing decent living with minimum energy: A global scenario, Global Environmental Change, Volume 65, November, 102168

Ritchie, H and Roser, M (2018), Energy, Our World in Data, July

* White, E and Kramer, GJ (2019), The Changing Meaning of Energy Return on Investment and the Implications for the Prospects of Post-fossil Civilization, One Earth, Volume 1, Issue 4, 20 December, Pages 416-422


Copley, M (2020), Human rights allegations in Xinjiang could jeopardize solar supply chain, S&P Global, Oct 21st

Mallapaty, S (2020), How China could be carbon neutral by mid-century, Nature, Oct 19th