About this issue

Over the last two centuries, human beings have come to rely on ever-increasing quantities of energy to fuel their rising numbers and improving standards of living. On the one hand, this growing demand has led to marked transitions in patterns of energy production and consumption; on the other hand, the simplest forms of energy production remain essential to our societies. The coexistence of varied energy carriers and the resurgence, in a few cases, of older forms, have many explanations. In this volume of RCC Perspectives, scholars from around the world consider how our relationship to energy has changed, why it has changed, and how it may change in the years to come.

How to cite: Unger, Richard W. (ed.), “Energy Transitions in History: Global Cases of Continuity and Change,” RCC Perspectives 2013, no 2. doi.org/10.5282/rcc/5602.