The Big Switch: Clean Energy for the Twenty-first Century

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Allen & Unwin, 1994 - Technology & Engineering - 304 pages
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This book provides a wealth of information about renewable energy, energy efficiency and the creation of jobs. The author has brought together a detailed study of overseas and Australian experiences to shed light, and stir up debate, on a wide range of topics for the 21st century. It examines the greenhouse effect and energy overuse; solar thermal technologies; wind power; solar cells; solar hot water; overseas experiences with solar and wind power, and government initiatives to help these technologies; renewable energy and the Third World; energy efficiency; barriers to the use of renewable energy such as conservative power companies and banks; and the future, and social benefits.

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Gavin Gilchrist has been the national medical and science reporter for ABC TV News since 1988. He is a winner of a Walkley Award, journalism's most prestigious award, and two MBF awards for health reporting.

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