chapter  9
Sustainable energy strategy
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A shift to a sustainable energy system would require a number of technical, economic and strategic issues to be addressed, not least the fact that some renewable energy sources are intermittent. This chapter looks at some of the emerging issues, including the problem of intermittency, the debate over whether to focus on energy conservation or on new energy supply technologies, and the question of the pace and timescale required for the development of sustainable energy systems.