2023 NOVEMBER: The new energy

This month we will be reading about energy transition and how engineering has evolved in a digital world. The energy transition marks a pivotal shift from fossil fuels to sustainable energy sources, reshaping how we power our world. New energy production systems, such as solar, wind, and hydroelectric power, offer cleaner alternatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. These systems harness renewable resources, tapping into the Earth’s natural processes without depleting finite reserves. As we transition to these innovative technologies, we embrace a future of reduced environmental impact, energy security, and economic growth. Embracing new energy production systems heralds a greener, more sustainable future for generations to come. For this month, we have chosen the following nine books. TO learn more, check out our reviews on the category 15 page. Happy reading!

Vaclav Smil: Energy and Civilization
Christopher Alexander: The Timeless Way of Building
Anthony Townsend: Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers
Bill Nussey: Freeing Energy
Bill Nussey: Freeing Energy
Gretchen Bakke: The Grid
Gretchen Bakke: The Grid
Neil Wilkins: Internet of Things
Richard Rhodes: Energy
Saul Griffith: Electrify
Saul Griffith: Electrify
Vaclav Smil: Power Density