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Antonio García-Olivares   Dr.  Institute, Department or Faculty Head 
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Antonio García-Olivares published an article in September 2017.
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Josep L. Pelegrí

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Departament d'Oceanografia Física i Tecnològica, Institut de Ciències del Mar, CSIC; Barcelona Spain

Carmen Herrero

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Institut de Ciències del Mar, CSIC

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations A system of containment to prevent oil spills from sunken tankers Antonio García-Olivares, Almudena Agüero, Bernd J. Haupt, Ma... Published: 01 September 2017
Science of The Total Environment, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.152
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Energy for a sustainable post-carbon society Antonio García-Olivares Published: 30 September 2016
Scientia Marina, doi: 10.3989/scimar.04295.12A
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Substituting silver in solar photovoltaics is feasible and allows for decentralization in smart regional grids Antonio Garciá-Olivares Published: 01 December 2015
Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2015.05.004
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Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Substitutability of Electricity and Renewable Materials for Fossil Fuels in a Post-Carbon Economy Antonio Garciá-Olivares Published: 25 November 2015
Energies, doi: 10.3390/en81212371
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A feasible way to avoid the risk of energy decline and combat climate change is to build a 100% renewable global energy mix. However, a globally electrified economy cannot grow much above 12 electric terawatts without putting pressure on the limits of finite mineral reserves. Here we analyze whether 12 TW of electricity and 1 TW of biomass (final) power will be able to fuel a future post-carbon economy that can provide similar services to those of a contemporary economy. Contrarily to some pessimistic expectations, this analysis shows that the principle economic processes can be replaced with sustainable alternatives based on electricity, charcoal, biogas and hydrogen. Furthermore, those services that cannot be replaced are not as crucial so as to cause a return to a pre-industrial society. Even so, land transport and aviation are at the limit of what is sustainable, outdoor work should be reorganized, metal primary production should be based on hydrogen reduction when possible, mineral production should be increasingly based on recycling, the petrochemical industry should shrink to a size of 40%–43% of the 2012 petrochemical sector, i.e., a size similar to that the sector had in 1985–1986, and agriculture may require organic farming methods to be sustainable.
Article 0 Reads 4 Citations End of growth and the structural instability of capitalism—From capitalism to a Symbiotic Economy Antonio Garciá-Olivares, Jordi Sole Published: 01 April 2015
Futures, doi: 10.1016/j.futures.2014.09.004
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Article 0 Reads 10 Citations Energy and mineral peaks, and a future steady state economy Antonio Garciá-Olivares, Joaquim Ballabrera-Poy Published: 01 January 2015
Technological Forecasting and Social Change, doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2014.02.013
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