Sustainable Energy - without the hot air

Sustainable Energy - without the hot air

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"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
"The Freakonomics of conservation, climate and energy." Cory Doctorow,
"...a tour de force..." The Economist
"... a cold blast of reality ... a must-read analysis..." Science magazine
"...this year's must-read book..." The Guardian

Dedication | Preface (p.viii) | (p.ix)

10-page synopsis: (pdf)

 I Numbers, not adjectives
 1   Motivations [html]
 2   The balance sheet [html]
 3   Cars [html]
 4   Wind [html]
 5   Planes [html]
 6   Solar [html]
 7   Heating and cooling
 8   Hydroelectricity [html]
 9   Light [html]
 10  Offshore wind [html]
 11  Gadgets [html]
 12  Wave [html]
 13  Food and farming [html]
 14  Tide [html]
 15  Stuff [html]
 16  Geothermal [html]
 17  Public services [html]
 18  Can we live on renewables?
 II Making a difference
 19  Every BIG helps [html]
 20  Better transport [html]
 21  Smarter heating [html]
 22  Efficient electricity use
 23  Sustainable fossil fuels?
 24  Nuclear?
 25  Living on other countries' renewables?
 26  Fluctuations and storage [html]
 27  Five energy plans for Britain [html]
 28  Putting costs in perspective [html]
 29  What to do now [html]
 30  Energy plans for Europe, America, and the World
 31  The last thing we should talk about [html]
 32  Saying yes [html]
IIITechnical chapters
 A  Cars II [html]
 B  Wind II
 C  Planes II
 D  Solar II
 E  Heating II
 F  Waves II
 G  Tide II
 H  Stuff II
IVUseful data
 I  Quick reference [html]
 J  Populations and areas
 K  UK energy history
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