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  1. Why the price of oil is falling and what then?

    The authors of, The World After Cheap Oil, discuss the causes and impacts to the world economy of falling oil prices. 

     This article was first published in Kanava-magazine 1/2015 (in Finnish).
     

  2. The Problem with AD

    Tim Pullen, author of Anaerobic Digestion – Making Biogas – Making Energy, discusses the differing attitudes regarding Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and its inherent financial implications.

  3. Anaerobic Digestion – Making Biogas – Making Energy

    The Earthscan Expert Guide
    By Tim Pullen

    Series: Earthscan Expert

    Hundreds of million tonnes of agricultural and food waste are produced each year around the world, most of which is just that, waste. Anaerobic digestion, biogas and the heat and electricity that can be produced from it is still a nascent industry in many countries... Read more

  4. The World After Cheap Oil

    By Rauli Partanen, Harri Paloheimo and Heikki Waris

    The World After Cheap Oil offers a thorough package of information about oil; its uses and its role in our society’s important sectors. It presents the most prominent substitutes and alternatives, and their limits and promises. It also delves deep into the many risks, problems and mechanisms that can make the world after cheap oil a much more unstable place for nations and humanity as a whole. Read more...

  5. Solar Photovoltaic Basics

    A Study Guide for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam
    By Sean White

    Whether or not you are taking the NABCEP Entry Level Exam, learning the material covered in this book is the best investment you can make towards your place in the solar industry. This book explains the science of photovoltaics (PV) in a way that most people can understand using the curriculum which reflects the core modules of the NABCEP Entry Level Exam. Read more...

  6. Solar, Wind and Land

    Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development
    By Troy A. Rule 

    The global demand for clean, renewable energy has rapidly expanded in recent years and will likely continue to escalate in the decades to come. Wind and solar energy systems oftentimes require large quantities of land and airspace, so their growing presence is generating a diverse array of new and challenging land use conflicts. Read more...

  7. Energy Resources Free to View Throughout August

    Don't miss out on the opportunity to view a selection of Energy titles for free throughout the month of August! We have carefully selected titles covering Bioenergy, Energy Efficiency, and Solar Energy. We hope these titles will provide you with useful summer reading and offer helpful preparation for the upcoming academic year. 

  8. Pico-solar Electric Systems

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the technology behind the pico-solar revolution and offers guidance on how to test and choose quality products. The book also discusses how pioneering companies and initiatives are overcoming challenges to reach scale in the marketplace, from innovative distribution strategies to reach customers in rural India and Tanzania, to product development in Cambodia, product assembly in Mozambique and the introduction of ‘pay as you go’ technology in Kenya.

  9. Short interview with Jeremy Leggett, author of bestseller The Energy of Nations

    Jeremy Leggett, bestselling author of The Energy of Nations, social entrepreneur, founder and Chairman of Solarcentury and SolarAid, a charity set up with Solarcentury profits.  We ask him why he wrote this book and what he hopes his book can acheive.

  10. Biofuel Cropping Systems

    Choosing appropriate practices and policies for biofuel production requires an understanding of how soils, climate, farm types, infrastructure, markets and social organization affect the establishment and performance of these crops. The book highlights land use dynamics, cultivation practices related to conversion and wider impacts. It explores how biofuel production chain development is steered by emerging technologies and management practices and how both can be influenced by effective policies designed to encourage sustainable biofuel production.

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