Sustainable Energy: Opportunities and Limitations

Sustainable Energy: Opportunities and Limitations

by D. Elliott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230241743

ISBN-13: 9780230241749

Pub. Date: 01/05/2010

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

In this timely book, leading authors explore the technologies that might help us to develop a sustainable energy future, emphasising renewable energy and the political and economic context needed for them to prosper. This collection makes hard-headed assessments of what is possible and what is not.

Overview

In this timely book, leading authors explore the technologies that might help us to develop a sustainable energy future, emphasising renewable energy and the political and economic context needed for them to prosper. This collection makes hard-headed assessments of what is possible and what is not.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230241749
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
01/05/2010
Series:
Energy, Climate and the Environment Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Sustainable Energy: The Options; D.Elliott PART ONE: THE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY OPTIONS Sustainable Energy: Nuclear Power and Renewables; D.Elliott Wind Power and Similar Renewable Sources: Why Intermittency Doesn't Matter; D.Milborrow Biomass: Greening the Transport System; J.Scurlock Sea Power: How We Can Tap Wave and Tidal Power; D.Elliott Solar Power: Energy From The Sun; S.Roaf & R.Gupta Saving Energy: How to Cut Energy Wastage; B.Everett The Limits to Energy Efficiency: Time to Beat The Rebound Effect; H.Herring PART TWO: MAKING IT HAPPEN Supporting Renewables: Local Ownership, Wind Power and Sustainable Finance; D.Toke How to Support Renewables: Feed in Tariffs and Quota/Trading Systems; D.Elliott Carbon Trading: Opportunities and Issues; S.Peake PART THREE: THE FUTURE Long-term, Renewables-Intensive World Energy Scenarios; G.Boyle Sustainable Lifestyles of the Future; P.Harper A Sustainable Future for Energy?; D.Elliott

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