Sustainable Energy - without the hot air - without the hot air (Paperback)David JC MacKay (author)
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 remains positive as it debunks misinformation and clearly explains the calculations of expenditure per person to encourage people to make individual changes that will benefit the world at large.
If you've thrown your hands up in despair thinking no solution is possible, then read this book - it's an honest, realistic, and humorous discussion of all our energy options.
Publisher: UIT Cambridge LTD
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 1000 g
Dimensions: 223 x 195 x 24 mm
"For anyone with influence on energy policy, whether in government, business or a campaign group, this book should be compulsory reading."-- Tony Juniper (Former Executive Director, Friends of the Earth)
"At last a book that comprehensively reveals the true facts about sustainable energy in a form that is both highly readable and entertaining."-- Robert Sansom (EDF Energy)
"MacKay brings a welcome dose of common sense into the discussion of energy sources and use. Fresh air replacing hot air."-- Prof Mike Ashby Royal Society Research Professor, Principal Investigator, Engineering Design Centre, Cambridge
"This year's must-read book about tackling our future energy needs."-- The Guardian
"... may be the best technical book about the environment that I've ever read. This is to energy and climate what Freakonomics is to economics."-- Cory Doctorow * Boing Boing *
"The book is a tour de force ... As a work of popular science it is exemplary ... For anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the real problems involved [it] is the place to start."* The Economist *
"The first factual meme on renewable energy? A book about climate change that gets rave reviews from folk at oil companies, environmental groups and the Number One Blog of All Time has to be worth a peek."-- energysource blog * The Financial Times *
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