Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air

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Addressing the sustainable energy crisis in an objective manner, this enlightening book analyzes the relevant numbers and organizes a plan for change on both a personal level and an international scale--for Europe, the United States, and the world. In case study format, this informative reference answers questions surrounding nuclear energy, the potential of sustainable fossil fuels, and the possibilities of sharing renewable power with foreign countries. While underlining the difficulty of minimizing consumption, the tone ...

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Mr M J H

Aug 16, 2016

The numbers necessary for a sensible energy policy

This book is dedicated to "those who will not have the benefit of two billion years' accumulated energy reserves," and accepts our need to move away from fossil fuel. To this end, it evaluates in detail the numbers behind our use of energy - in terms of housing, transport, etc. - and the alternative ways we could generate energy - wind, solar, etc.
The hard equations are separated off into separate technical chapters, so the book is not too overwhelming for the average layperson.
Overall, as someone who has been interested in this area of public policy for some time, I found the book very enlightening.

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