Sustainable energy - without the hot air

With oil and coal running out or becoming increasingly difficult, and energy-expensive, to exploit, the question this book asks is where our energy will come from. Taking the United Kingdom as an example the author shows how to estimate the amounts of renewable energy available and how much will be needed to replace the current dependence on fossil fuels. While renewable energy potential is enormous, consumption is no less so. Over the past centuries an energy-dependent society has grown up based on a cheap, fossil-based energy supply that is sustainable only into the very near future. To secure a future in which energy is as readily available as it has been, the author considers the options available and the changes facing society in order achieve a sustainable and secure energy future. In addition to the energy question, the author also looks at climate change and the possible effects of the continuing use of fossil fuels on global warming and adds this into the equation to come up with some strategies for balancing demand against possible supply; deciding what is and what isn’t worth doing. In addition to a hard copy, this book is available free on:- http://www.withouthotair.com

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