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Sustainable energy solutions for climate change

Author: Mark Diesendorf
Publisher: London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Renewable energy expert Mark Diesendorf issues a powerful challenge in this clear and comprehensive guide to the technology and policies we need to adopt to ensure an ecologically sustainable energy future for the planet. Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change brings together the science, technology, economics and policy issues to provide a unique and truly interdisciplinary approach. It details the
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Diesendorf
ISBN: 9780415706094 0415706092 9780415706148 0415706149 1459673573 9781459673571 1742233902 9781742233901 1742246702 9781742246703
OCLC Number: 853494384
Notes: "Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--Title page verso.
Description: xxiv, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Ian Lowe --
Part A. Basic concepts and scenarios --
Energy and its greenhouse gas emissions --
Energy resources and technologies --
Sustainable energy scenarios --
Part B. Which technologies are sustainable? --
Saving energy --
Renewable energy technology impacts --
Is nuclear energy a solution? --
Transport and urban form --
Part C. Policies, strategies, politics and actions --
General policies for the Great Transition --
Targeted policies for renewable energy --
Who will drive the transition? --
Citizen action --
Conclusion --
Appendix: What you can do --
Glossary --
Abbreviations --
Units and conversion factors --
List of tables, figures and boxes.
Responsibility: Mark Diesendorf.

Abstract:

"Renewable energy expert Mark Diesendorf issues a powerful challenge in this clear and comprehensive guide to the technology and policies we need to adopt to ensure an ecologically sustainable energy future for the planet. Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change brings together the science, technology, economics and policy issues to provide a unique and truly interdisciplinary approach. It details the enormous recent changes in the energy sector and profiles the renewable energy technologies that can transform our fossil-fuelled energy systems into ecologically sustainable ones. The book provides in-depth analysis of: scenarios for transitioning our polluting energy system to one based on the efficient use of renewable energy; sustainable transport and planning for better cities; why nuclear energy is not the answer; the politics and policies of climate change mitigation; myths about wind and solar energy and energy efficiency; what people can do to overcome vested interests and push reluctant governments to take effective action"--

"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. We have the technology needed to transform our fossil-fuel based energy systems into ecologically sustainable ones, and this book argues that all we now need is the political will to do so. It uniquely brings together both the science and policy issues to provide a truly interdisciplinary approach"--

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'A compelling call to action from Professor Mark Diesendorf - a leading voice of reason, careful analysis, keen insight, and common sense on energy. Read, enjoy, adopt, and prosper!'-Amory B. Lovins, Read more...

 
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