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Sustainable energy : opportunities and limitations / edited by David Elliott.

Contributor(s): Elliott, David, 1943-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Energy, climate and the environment series: Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007Description: xxii, 285 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780230020023 (hbk.); 023002002X (hbk.).Subject(s): Renewable energy sources | Power resources -- Environmental aspects | Technology -- Social aspectsDDC classification: 333.794 LOC classification: TJ808 | .S86 2007
Contents:
Introduction: Sustainable energy : the options / David Elliott -- pt. 1. The sustainable energy options. -- Sustainable energy : nuclear power and renewables / David Elliott -- Wind power and similar renewable sources : why variability doesn't matter / David Milborrow -- Biomass : greening the transport sector / Jonathon Scurlock -- Sea power : how we can tap wave and tidal power / David Elliott -- Solar power : using energy from the sun in buildings / Susan Roaf and Rajat Gupta -- Saving energy : how to cut energy wastage / Bob Everett -- The limits to energy efficiency : time to beat the rebound effect / Horace Herring -- pt. 2. Making it happen. -- Supporting renewables : local ownership, wind power and sustainable finance / Dave Toke -- Supporting renewables : feed in tariffs and quota/trading systems / David Elliot -- Carbon trading : opportunities and issues / Stephen Peake -- pt. 3. The future. -- Long-term, renewables-intensive world energy scenarios / Godfrey Boyle -- Sustainable lifestyles of the future / Peter Harper -- A sustainable future for energy / David Elliott.
Summary: Climate change is the most pressing global problem of our age. In this 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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: Sustainable energy : the options / David Elliott -- pt. 1. The sustainable energy options. -- Sustainable energy : nuclear power and renewables / David Elliott -- Wind power and similar renewable sources : why variability doesn't matter / David Milborrow -- Biomass : greening the transport sector / Jonathon Scurlock -- Sea power : how we can tap wave and tidal power / David Elliott -- Solar power : using energy from the sun in buildings / Susan Roaf and Rajat Gupta -- Saving energy : how to cut energy wastage / Bob Everett -- The limits to energy efficiency : time to beat the rebound effect / Horace Herring -- pt. 2. Making it happen. -- Supporting renewables : local ownership, wind power and sustainable finance / Dave Toke -- Supporting renewables : feed in tariffs and quota/trading systems / David Elliot -- Carbon trading : opportunities and issues / Stephen Peake -- pt. 3. The future. -- Long-term, renewables-intensive world energy scenarios / Godfrey Boyle -- Sustainable lifestyles of the future / Peter Harper -- A sustainable future for energy / David Elliott.

Climate change is the most pressing global problem of our age. In this 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.

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CHOICE Review

This book sets out to evaluate key technologies in sustainable energy. Elliott (Open University, UK) and his coauthors focus particularly on the misconceptions that surround these technologies, aiming to quantify the opportunities for utilizing them and clarify their limitations. The book is divided into three parts. In separate chapters, the first part covers specific sustainable options: nuclear, wind, solar, biomass, and sea power, energy conservation, and energy efficiency. The second part discusses policy options (addressing wind energy as a specific example), support mechanisms, and carbon trading. Finally, the third part looks at the future including renewables (energy-intensive scenarios), sustainable lifestyles, and a summary. What makes this book so exceptional is its timeliness, the outstanding quality of the individual chapters by highly respected academics in the energy field, and the drawing together of information from around the globe. It is not just a description of the individual technologies, but also a discussion of the issues and opportunities involved in their deployment. It is a thought-provoking, informative work that should be appreciated by anyone with an interest in future energy options. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All collections. R. J. Barthelmie Indiana University

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GEOFFREY BOYLE is Senior Lecturer, Department of Design and Innovation, Open University, UK and Director of the Energy and Environment Research Unit, Open University, UKBOB EVERETT is Lecturer in the Faculty of Technology, Open University, UKRAJAT GUPTA is Research Fellow, Department of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, UKPETER HARPER is Head of Research and Innovation, Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales, and Visiting Professor, Ritsumeikan University, JapanHORACE HERRING Visiting Research Fellow, Energy and Environment Research Unit, Open University, UKDAVID MILBORROW is an independent energy consultantSTEPHEN PEAKE is Lecturer, Department of Design and Innovation, Open University, UKSUSAN ROAF is Professor of Sustainable Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, UKJONATHAN SCURLOCK is Chief Adviser, Non-food Crops, National Farmers Union, and Visiting Research Fellow, Energy and Environment Research Unit, Open University, UKDAVID TOKE is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Policy, Birmingham University, UK

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