The renewable energy supply 2.0: the revolution imperative


The development and spread of renewable energy is increasing. However, the reality is that, we are still quite far from a not dependent on fossil fuelsenergy system. How are we able to achieve a 100% renewable energy system? And what will be its social, political economic, cultural and ecological consequences? These are some of the main questions of the books: «The third Industrial Revolution:How the lateral power is transforming energy, the economy and the world» by Jeremy Rifkin (United States, 1943) and «Energy imperative, 100% Renewable Now» by Hermann Scheer (Germany, 1944-2010). This article makes a reviewof both books where the authors show their vision of what should be the new renewable energy system in the future, and how to get there. Although they have a commonpoint of view, the urgent need to change the energy system, the reading of these works allows us to appreciate some different nuances.
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Cornejo, M. (2011). The renewable energy supply 2.0: the revolution imperative. ArtefaCToS. Revista De Estudios Sobre La Ciencia Y La tecnología, 4, 53–65. Retrieved from


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María Cornejo

Ciemat / Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas
Instituto Universitario de Estudios de la Ciencia y la Tecnología. Residencia Universitaria "Colegio de Oviedo". Universidad de Salamanca. C/ Alfonso X, s/n. Campus Miguel de Unamuno - 37007 Salamanca (España)