In the complex of changes that define the Industrial Transition, increasing energy use occupies a central position. An industrial society consumes massive amounts of fuels to transform massive amounts of materials into useful products, to transport large numbers of people and huge quantities of goods, and to maintain comfortable temperatures in living and work spaces. Extensive use of energy is a necessary condition for the wealth, variety, and mobility of an industrial society.
KeywordsFossil Fuel Heat Pump Renewable Resource Energy Usage Heat Engine
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