The hydrogen economy making the transition to the third industrial revolution and a new energy era by jeremy rifkin jeremy rifkin is the author of the international best seller, the hydrogen economy, which has been translated into fourteen languages. In 2002 futurist jeremy rifkins book the hydrogen economy prophesied. Jeremy rifkin, tarcherputnam, new york, 2002, 285 p. Buy a cheap copy of the hydrogen economy book by jeremy rifkin. Transition to a hydrogen economyto 2030 and beyond. As the nights drew in, the braziers glowed around the entrances to britains fuel depots, blockaded by hauliers and. Oil and the other fossil fuel energies that make up the industrial way of life are sunsetting, and the technologies made from. He envisions the dawn of a new economy powered by hydrogen that will fundamentally change the nature of our market, political and social institutions, just as coal and steam power did at the beginning of the industrial age. From hydrogen economy to hydrogen civilization sciencedirect. Key sectors of the economy are fastdecoupling from fossil fuels in favor of ever. Oct 11, 2002 in the hydrogen economy, bestselling author jeremy rifkin takes us on an eyeopening journey into the next great commercial era in history. Hydrogen is the simplest, lightest and most abundant element in the universe, making up 90% of all matter. Hydrogen fuel cells and the hydrogen economy infinite energy. How the internet, green electricity, and 3d printing are ushering in a sustainable era of distributed capitalism by jeremy rifkin o ur industrial civilization is at a crossroads.
The hydrogen economy by jeremy rifkin 304pp, polity. Jan 10, 2003 jeremy rifkin is the author of the hydrogen economy. Some analysts argue that the move to a hydrogen economy is a marathon adamson 2004. Hydrogenone of the most abundant substances in the universeholds the key, rifkin argues, to a cleaner, safer, and more. In the hydrogen economy, bestselling author jeremy rifkin takes us. To take a rational choice perspective, governments are elected every four years, and so. We have a hydrocarbon economy, but we lack the knowhow to produce hydrogen from hydrocarbons and water, and deliver it to. Commentator jeremy rifkin thinks its time to get the hydrogen.
In its normal gaseous state, hydrogen is odourless, tasteless, colourless and nontoxic. The hydrogen economy came out in 2003 and it was the first holistic, strategic vision of how our energy regime could become sustainable, local, distributed, and based on hydrogen, the most common element in the universe. Books office of jeremy rifkin foundation on economic trends. Jeremy rifkin is a good example of a man with his head in the sand about new energy. How the hydrogen economy could make a comeback the engineer. My global ceo group did the plan for rome, utrecht, monaco and some other places. Making the transition to the third industrial revolution and a new energy era by jeremy rifkin. Critics of the hydrogen economy claim, in response, that a much larger expansion of the hydrogen industry would be needed. Jeremy rifkin, the hydrogen economy, tarcherputnam.
The hydrogen economy is the use of hydrogen as a low carbon fuel, particularly for heat. How lateral power is transforming energy, the economy, and the world, palgrave macmillan 2011. Jeremy rifkin, th e hy d r o g e n ec o n o m y, 2003 will the hydrogen fuel cell replace the internal combustion engine, and is it useful beyond transportation. The creation of the worldwide energy web and the redistribution. A fellow at the wharton schools executive education program, he is president of the foundation on economic trends in bethesda, md. The dream of the hydrogen economy is one that has been around since. It is made up of just one electron and one proton and is, therefore, the first element in the periodic table. The hydrogen economy if the fuel cell is to become the modern steam engine, basic research must provide breakthroughs in understanding, materials, and design to make a hydrogen based energy system a vibrant and competitive force. Supply chain, life cycle analysis and energy transition for sustainability explores the challenges for the transition into a sustainable hydrogen economy.
Jeremy rifkin born january 26, 1945 is an american economic and social theorist, writer, public speaker, political advisor, and activist. Apr 15, 2016 jeremy rifkin wrote the bookliterallyon our hydrogen future. In the hydrogen economy, bestselling author jeremy rifkin takes us on an eyeopening journey into the next great commercial era in history. Section 5 discusses findings from the model runs and the benefits of a hydrogen economy. His national bestseller book, the hydrogen economy.
Publishers pdf, also known as version of record includes final page, issue and volume. Amory lovins rocky mountain institute pdf argues that many of. The hydrogen economy is developing as a small part of the lowcarbon economy. This paper applies and elaborates environmental and evolutionary theorising in the context of international research. The hydrogen economy the creation of the worldwide energy web and the redistribution of power on earth by jeremy rifkin tarcher, august 2003, paperback. One of the most popular social thinkers of our time, jeremy rifkin is the bestselling author of the european dream, the hydrogen economy, the age of access, the biotech century, and the end of work. From an engineers viewpoint, such an approach is fully justified. Rifkins international bestseller the hydrogen economy presents the clearest, most comprehensive case for moving ourselves away from the destructive and waning years of the oil era toward a new kind of energy regime. Leading the way to the third industrial rev eu abridged. Toward a new economic paradigm excerpt 09252011 06. What does jeremy rifkin, author of the 2003 hydrogen economy. The road to global security, writes jeremy rifkin, lies in l. The hydrogen economy and peak platinum peak energy.
The hydrogen economy an idea whose time hasnt come. Huge numbers of disaffected youth are joining islamic groups. It is the most widely read book in the world on the future of. The hydrogen economy is a vision for a future in which hydrogen replaces fossil fuels. He envisions the dawn of a new economy powered by hydrogen that will fundamentally change the nature of our market, political and social institutions, just as coal and steam power did at the beginning of. This is less about the technology of hydrogen based energy than a broadreaching survey of the rise of the fossilfuel economy and speculation about what the shift to a hydrogen based system would mean. A little bit dated, but rifkin has some compelling insights.
Leading the way to the third industrial revolution. There are a variety of methods for generating, storing and delivering hydrogen since no single method has yet proven superior. The creation of the world wide energy web and the redistribution of power on earth tarcherputnam, 2002. Search hello select your address select your address. Rifkin s international bestseller the hydrogen economy presents the clearest, most comprehensive case for moving ourselves away from the destructive and waning years of. The replacement could start to happen within 10 years, if we begin the transition to the new energy economy today. Oil and the other fossil fuel energies that make up the industrial way of life are sunsetting, and the technologies made from and propelled by these energies are antiquated.
One of the most popular social thinkers of our time, jeremy rifkin is the bestselling. In this book, experts from various academic backgrounds discuss the tools and methodologies for the analysis, planning, design and optimization of hydrogen supply chains. Production and delivery of hydrogen during the first years of the transition to the hydrogen economy when a large scale hydrogen delivery infrastructure is not in place will likely be dominated by distributed reforming of natural gas or renewable energybased liquids such as ethanol or biooils, and by distributed electrolysis. The entire industrial infrastructure built off of fossil fuels is aging and in disrepair. While most people, especially, it seems, most americans, are only now becoming aware of the existence of hydrogen fuel cells hfcs and the possibilities for a hydrogen energy regime, rifkin has already written a bold and imaginative look into the future that goes well beyond mere technical innovation. Solar and wind power could ignite a hydrogen energy comeback. As a result of the above, one can see a future global planetary role for the hydrogen economy. Rifkin is the author of 21 books about the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. Hydrogen fuel is an energy store, not an energy source. A new energy agenda for the european union in the 21st century the next phase of european integration by jeremy rifkin we are approaching the sunset of the oil era in the first half of the 21st century. Finally, section 6 outlines opportunities and challenges in a hydrogen economy. The hydrogen economy by jeremy rifkin nook book ebook. The hydrogen economy as postulated by north american governments, the mainstream media and the existing energy industry is at best hyperbole and wishful thinking, and more likely, a cynical hoax being perpetrated on the majority of the residents of planet earth.
The hydrogen economy by jeremy rifkin 7 editions first published in 2002 download daisy. Rifkin s international bestseller the hydrogen economy presents the clearest, most comprehensive case for moving ourselves away from the destructive and waning years of the oil era toward a new kind of energy regime. The price of oil on global markets continues to climb and peak global oil is within sight. Changes in the politics and technology of energy mean that the idea of a hydrogen economy might be about to make its mark in a number of practical arenas. Rifkin observes that we are fast approaching a critical watershed for the fossil fuel era, with potentially dire consequences for industrial civilization. The transition toward a socalled hydrogen economy has already begun. In the hydrogen economy, jeremy rifkin envisions a new economy powered by hydrogen that will fundamentally change the nature of our market, political, and social institutions. Fuel cells are an important enabling technology for a future hydrogen economy and have the potential to revolutionize the way we power our. The road to global security, writes jeremy rifkin, lies in lessening our dependence on middle east oil and making sure that all people on earth have access to the. Rifkin s international bestseller the hydrogen economy presents the clearest, weaning the world off oil and turning it toward hydrogen is a promissory note for a safer world. Melbourne based company solar systems is also looking to combine hydrogen energy. Jeremy rifkin s third industrial revolution economist and energy visionary jeremy rifkin is senior lecturer at the wharton schools executive education program at the university of pennsylvania, president of the foundation on economic trends in washington, d. Here, jeremy rifkin explores how internet technology and renewable energy are merging to create a powerful third industrial revolution.
Oct 11, 2012 the term hydrogen economy refers to the vision of using hydrogen as a lowcarbon energy source replacing, for example, gasoline as a transport fuel or natural gas as a heating fuel. Hydrogen one of the most abundant substances in the universeholds the key, rifkin argues, to a cleaner, safer, and more. This is the issue that hydrogen advocates, including rifkin, lose sight of, and gloss over. Tromp and colleagues argued in the journal science that a global hydrogen economy would leak 1020% of its hydrogen. It might be thought that as the hype of the last decade has declined, the idea of a hydrogen economy is once again on technologys backburner. In the hydrogen economy, bestselling author jeremy rifkin takes us on an. A longterm strategy requires longterm commitment and longterm political will. If a global hydrogen economy leaked enough hydrogen, it could endanger the ozone layer.458 238 1338 1553 825 482 1371 248 952 1352 1603 1250 358 1064 1128 1303 109 1238 394 1474 942 1590 432 25 1265 288 730 870 240 350 1496 726 738 664