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Sustainable Energy Options for Business

Author: Philip Wolfe
Publisher: London : DoSustainability, 2013.
Series: DoShorts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
Database:WorldCat
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Most businesses' major environmental impact comes from energy usage -- an area which companies can influence directly. The upside is that a business's cheapest unit of energy is also the least damaging to the planet: the unit you don't use. Wolfe outlines the best options for reducing energy use and improving sustainability of energy supply, both of which are likely to have a huge positive impact on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Wolfe
ISBN: 9781909293434 1909293431
OCLC Number: 836405616
Description: 1 online resource (77 pages).
Contents: Abstract; About the author; Introduction: Carbon and Money; What do we mean by sustainable energy?; Chapter 1; Energy Trends and Policy Drivers; Energy and growth; International and national policy; Decarbonising national energy supplies; Chapter 2; Managing your Energy Options; Energy strategy and management; What you can't influence; What you can influence; How to decide where to start; Whose job is it anyway?; Chapter 3; Using Energy Smarter; Where's it all going?; Make energy visible; The 'negawatt' --
a major cash cow; Other ways you might be warming the planet. Sustainability drive --
reading the labelLifecycle costing; Financial and moral support; Chapter 4; Using Greener Energy; Fuel switching; Buying green power; Bilateral contracts; Chapter 5; Generating Sustainable Electricity; What are the renewable electricity options?; Solar power; Wind power; Hydropower; How to choose between them; It doesn't have to be your building; What energy contribution is feasible?; Developing a renewable power project; Making renewable power pay; Chapter 6; Producing Sustainable Heat; Using renewable fuels; What are the renewable heat options?; Solar heating. Heat pumpsBioenergy heat sources; Biomass heating systems; Anaerobic digestion; Combined heat and power; Choosing your renewable heat system; What energy contribution is feasible?; Making renewable heat pay; Chapter 7; Indirect Measures; Waste to energy; Smarter ways to get there; It's all about people; Working with suppliers and other stakeholders; Conclusions: Evaluating your Options, Getting Some Quick Wins; Bibliography, Links & References; Other publications worth reading; Regulatory incentives and legislation; Other useful organisations and websites; Further references in the text.
Series Title: DoShorts.

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Most businesses' major environmental impact comes from energy usage -- an area which companies can influence directly. The upside is that a business's cheapest unit of energy is also the least damaging to the planet: the unit you don't use. Wolfe outlines the best options for reducing energy use and improving sustainability of energy supply, both of which are likely to have a huge positive impact on the profitability and environmental performance of your business.

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