Sustainable energy : opportunities and limitations / edited by David Elliott.
Contributor(s): Elliott, David.Material type: TextSeries: 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
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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.