The Future of Energy Use by Robert Hill, Colin Snape, Phil O'Keefe
This book gives a comprehensive analysis of the history and use of different forms of energy, their environmental and social impacts and, in particular, their economic costs and the future of their supply. It examines all the major forms of energy - conventional fuels such as oil and coal, nuclear power and alternative and renewable sources - and includes case studies on the transport and building sectors and agroforestry and fuelwood problems. The authors discuss the development of energy provision and patterns of supply and demand, and examine the use of end-use analyses. They look at the ways in which social and environmental costs should be introduced into energy planning and accounting, and emphasise the crucial role of efficiency to limit over-consumption. The Future of Energy Use presents a clear and thorough account of the technical and economic issues at stake in energy policy. It is an ideal coursebook for students, and useful to planners, policy-makers and all those interested in the field.