Sustainable Energy: Without the Hot Air

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UIT, 2009 - Business & Economics - 366 pages
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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.

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User Review  - FredB - LibraryThing

This book describes in great detail the energy choices we face as we try to wean ourselves off of fossil fuels. The choices are going to be difficult, such as Texas-sized arrays of solar cells. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stbalbach - LibraryThing

Excellent tutorial/resource for learning about alternative energy, specifically what our options are. There is a considerable amount of mis/dis-information out there, just about every statistic is ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Breakthrough Institute is proud to announce David MacKay, Regius Professor of Engineering at Cambridge University and former Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change, as the 2016 Breakthrough Paradigm Award winner. 

David MacKay is a professor in the department of physics at Cambridge University, a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Climate Change, and a regular lecturer on sustainable energy.

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