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Sustainable Energy

Opportunities and Limitations

  • David Elliott
Book

Part of the Energy, Climate and the Environment Series book series (ECE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. The Sustainable Energy Options

  3. Making it Happen

  4. The Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Peter Harper
      Pages 236-260
    3. David Elliott
      Pages 261-278
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 279-285

About this book

Introduction

In this timely book, leading authors explore the technologies that might help us to develop a sustainable energy future, emphasising renewable energy and the political and economic context needed for them to prosper. This collection makes hard-headed assessments of what is possible and what is not.

Keywords

biomass Carbon Trading energy energy efficiency nuclear renewable energy solar power Sustainable Energy

Editors and affiliations

  • David Elliott
    • 1
  1. 1.Energy and Environment Research UnitOpen UniversityUK

About the editors

GEOFFREY BOYLE is Senior Lecturer, Department of Design and Innovation, Open University, UK and Director of the Energy and Environment Research Unit, Open University, UK BOB EVERETT is Lecturer in the Faculty of Technology, Open University, UK RAJAT GUPTA is Research Fellow, Department of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, UK PETER HARPER is Head of Research and Innovation, Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales, and Visiting Professor, Ritsumeikan University, Japan HORACE HERRING Visiting Research Fellow, Energy and Environment Research Unit, Open University, UK DAVID MILBORROW is an independent energy consultant STEPHEN PEAKE is Lecturer, Department of Design and Innovation, Open University, UK SUSAN ROAF is Professor of Sustainable Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, UK JONATHAN SCURLOCK is Chief Adviser, Non-food Crops, National Farmers Union, and Visiting Research Fellow, Energy and Environment Research Unit, Open University, UK DAVID TOKE is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Policy, Birmingham University, UK

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Reviews

'Dave Elliott and his authoritative co-authors consider the choices realistically in terms of technology, politics and economics. No other publication is so comprehensive and fair, as we move into an uncharted future.' - Professor John Twidell, Editor of the international journal 'Wind Engineering'

'The book takes a well-structured approach to dealing with what is in all respects a vast subject...Elliott and his co-authors give objective evaluations of the nuclear, wind, biomass, sea and solar power options...The authors consistently provide the podium to all sides of the debate.' - Business& Finance Ireland

'...I highly recommended this book to anyone who is already familiar with the wide range of sustainable energy technologies, but yearns for insights into why the energy revolution hasn't yet started in the UK.' - Dr Simon Roberts, Energy Group Newsletter (Institute of Physics) April 2008