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Energy for sustainability : technology, planning, policy

Author: John Randolph; Gilbert M Masters
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An undergraduate textbook on renewable energy and energy efficiency with a focus on the community scale. A treatment of energy sources and uses, it examines the full range of issues - from generating  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Randolph; Gilbert M Masters
ISBN: 9781597261036 1597261033 9781597261043 1597261041
OCLC Number: 174134063
Description: xvii, 790 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: The energy imperative and patterns of use --
Energy sources and sustainability --
Energy futures --
Fundamentals of energy science --
Energy analysis and life-cycle assessment --
Energy efficiency for buildings --
Solar energy for buildings --
From whole building to whole community energy --
Centralized electric power systems --
Distributed energy resources --
Photovoltaic systems --
Large-scale renewables : wind and solar --
Transportation energy and efficient vehicles --
Biofuels, biomass, and other alternative fuels --
Whole community energy and land use --
Market transformation to sustainable energy --
Energy policy --
U.S. state and community energy policy and planning.
Responsibility: John Randolph, Gilbert M. Masters.
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