ISSN 2712-7834
Kodaneva Svetlana

Kodaneva Svetlana

PhD (Law. Sci.), Senior Researcher of the Department of Legal Studies, Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia)

Prospects for sustainable development: transition to low-carbon energy

Since the middle of the twentieth century, the concept of consumer society based on the overproduction and overconsumption of consumer goods has become widespread. Intensive industrial development destroys the Earth's ecosystems and leads to dangerous climate changes. One of the main mechanisms for reducing the negative anthropogenic impact on the environment is the formation of models of sustainable, i.e. less resource-intensive consumption. The article analyzes one of the aspects of sustainable consumption associated with structural changes in the balance of energy consumption: the gradual move from hydrocarbons to «green» energy. The key technologies underlying the transition to a low-carbon economy are considered, as well as the potential of different countries to develop these technologies.

Keywords: energy transition; carbon-free economy; green energy; hydrogen energy; COVID-19 pandemic.

For citation: Kodaneva S.I. Prospects for sustainable development: transition to low-carbon energy // Social Novelties and Social Sciences. – Moscow: INION RAN, 2021. – No 3. – P. 26–41.
DOI: 10.31249/snsn/2021.03.02
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