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  1. Solar Installations

    Practical Applications for the Built Environment

    By Lars Andren

    Solar energy will play an important role in our future energy supply, to the advantage of both the environment and the economy. This book focuses on water-based solar heating technology, presenting basic principles on solar radiation and the solar heating system, including details on orientation...

    Published October 1st 2003 by Routledge

  2. Energy from the Desert

    Practical Proposals for Very Large Scale Photovoltaic Systems

    Edited by Kosuke Kurokawa, Keiichi Komoto, Peter van der Vleuten, David Faiman

    The world's deserts are sufficiently large that, in theory, covering a fraction of their landmass with PV systems could generate many times the current primary global energy supply. The third book in the Energy from the Desert series examines the socio-economic, environmental and financial issues...

    Published October 1st 2003 by Routledge

  3. Solar Energy Houses

    Strategies, Technologies, Examples

    By Anne-Grete Hestnes, Robert Hastings, Bjarne Saxhof

    Passive and active solar strategies together with the adoption of energy conservation measures and the integration of new materials and technologies can lead to a dramatic reduction of 75-90 per cent in the energy consumption of the buildings. The objective of Task 13 of the IEA's Solar Heating...

    Published May 1st 2003 by Routledge

  4. Small is Profitable

    The Hidden Economic Benefits of Making Electrical Resources the Right Size

    By Amory B. Lovins

    Today's electricity industry - large power stations feeding a nationwide grid - will soon be a thing of the past. This book explains why and what will replace it - decentralized and distributed electrical resources which can be up to 10 times as economically valuable. The authors - all leading...

    Published February 1st 2003 by Routledge

  5. The Earthscan Reader on World Transport Policy and Practice

    By John Whitelegg, Gary Haq

    Series: Earthscan Reader Series

    Transport is now a critical problem throughout the world, and it is set to get worse. Whether it is traffic congestion, crashes (10 million killed and injured each year), noise, air pollution, landscape destruction, or greenhouse gas emissions (of which transport is the fastest-growing source), the...

    Published February 1st 2003 by Routledge

  6. Stay Cool

    A Design Guide for the Built Environment in Hot Climates

    By Holger Koch-Nielsen

    In hot dry or warm humid climates, more than half of the urban peak load of energy consumption is used to satisfy air-conditioning demands alone. Since the urbanization rate in developing countries is extreme, the pressure placed on energy resources to satisfy the future requirements of the built...

    Published November 1st 2002 by Routledge

  7. Double or Quits?

    The Future of Civil Nuclear Energy

    By Malcolm C. Grimston, Peter Beck

    Global energy demand is likely to rise substantially by the mid-21st century. At the same time, the use of fossil fuels may need to be severely curtailed to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. Nuclear power is one of the few options that meet these conflicting requirements. However, its...

    Published October 1st 2002 by Routledge

  8. Climate Change and Sustainable Development

    Prospects for Developing Countries

    By Anil Markandya, Kirsten Halsnaes

    'Makes a substantial contribution to the practical, effective analysis of climate change mitigation options in developing countries.' Development And Cooperation 'The book is an excellent exercise and a good source of detailed information, and a basis for further discussions. Any person interested...

    Published June 1st 2002 by Routledge

  9. Technology Transfer for Renewable Energy

    By Gill Wilkins

    This text highlights the role that renewable energy can play in achieving sustainable development. It focuses on rural areas of developing countries, looking in particular at stand-alone solar home systems and grid-connected biomass cogeneration plants. It analyzes the main barriers to the...

    Published June 1st 2002 by Routledge

  10. Alternating Currents

    Electricity Markets and Public Policy

    By Timothy J. Brennan, Karen L. Palmer, Salvador A. Martinez

    Many states within the U.S., and many countries across the world, are opening their electicity markets to competition. Many others are uncertain about their plans. These differences emphasize the complexities involved in the technology and regulatory structure of the electricity industry--an...

    Published March 11th 2002 by RFF Press