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Sustainable energy solutions for climate change

Author: Mark Diesendorf
Publisher: Sydney : UNSW Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a call to action on climate change, filled with clear and detailed information on the strategies we need to adopt to ensure a sustainable future for the planet. Unlike other books on the subject, it brings together both the technology and policy issues to provide a truly interdisciplinary approach. Mark Diesendorf provides a guide to our future energy options, outlining the enormous recent changes in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Diesendorf
ISBN: 1742241689 9781742241685 1742246702 9781742246703
OCLC Number: 1162583418
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (376 p.)
Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part A:Basic conceptsand scenarios; 1: Energy and its Greenhouse Gas Emissions; 2: Energy Resources and Technologies; 3: Sustainable Energy Scenarios; Part B: Which Technologies are Sustainable?; 4. Saving Energy; 5. Renewable Energy Technology Impacts; 6. Is Nuclear Energy a Solution?; 7: Transport and Urban Form; Part C: Policies, Strategies, Politics and Actions; 8. General Policies for the Great Transition; 9. Targeted Policies for Renewable Energy; 10. Who Will Drive the Transition?; 11. Citizen Action; 12. Conclusion Appendix: What You Can DoReferences and Notes; Glossary; Abbreviations; Units and Conversion Factors; Further Reading; List of Tables, Figures and Boxes; Index
Responsibility: Mark Diesendorf.

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This book is a call to action on climate change, filled with clear and detailed information on the strategies we need to adopt to ensure a sustainable future for the planet. Unlike other books on the subject, it brings together both the technology and policy issues to provide a truly interdisciplinary approach. Mark Diesendorf provides a guide to our future energy options, outlining the enormous recent changes in the energy sector in Australia and internationally. Diesendorf argues that we now have the technologies needed to transform our fossil-fuel based energy systems into an ecologically s.

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