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Green Your Home: The Complete Guide to Making Your New or Existing Home Environmentally Healthy

by Jeanne Roberts

Greening your home simply means finding things you can do around the house to reduce your impact on the planet. Things that green your home usually make it a safer and healthier place to live in as well; this...


Our Energy Future: Socioeconomic Implications and Policy Options for Rural America

by Don E. Albrecht

Rapid changes in energy production and consumption are having major socioeconomic implications for the communities of rural America. Technological developments in horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing (fracking)...


Green Wizardry: Conservation, Solar Power, Organic Gardening, and Other Hands-On Skills From the Appropriate Tech Toolkit

The Internal Energy Market

by Fabrizio Lala

The energy strategy of European Union is an item of utmost political concern, since it tightly intertwined with controversial commercial relationship with Russia and the US. In spite of the fact that energy...


Rechargeable Sensor Networks: Technology, Theory, and Application: Introducing Energy Harvesting to Sensor Networks

by Jiming Chen, Shibo He & Youxian Sun

The harvesting of energy from ambient energy sources to power electronic devices has been recognized as a promising solution to the issue of powering the ever-growing number of mobile devices around us.

Key technologies...


Windpower Ownership in Sweden: Business models and motives

by Tore Wizelius

Windpower is a modular technology, and compared to most other power plants also rather small scale. Wind turbines are installed to the distribution grid, which is called distributed generation. Ownership and...


Solar Cooling: The Earthscan Expert Guide to Solar Cooling Systems

by Paul Kohlenbach & Uli Jakob

Cooling buildings is a major global energy consumer and the energy requirement is growing year by year. This guide to solar cooling technology explains all you need to know about how solar energy can be converted...


The Future of Energy

by Brian F. Towler

Using the principle that extracting energy from the environment always involves some type of impact on the environment, The Future of Energy discusses the sources, technologies, and tradeoffs involved in meeting...


Energy Studies

by W Shepherd & D W Shepherd

How is the future world energy demand to be met? The rates of use of the fossil fuels — coal, oil and natural gas — are increasing all over the world. The remaining stocks are finite and are not renewable....


European Directory of Sustainable and Energy Efficient Building 1999: Components, Services, Materials

by John Goulding

This directory has become a valued source of information for energy-efficient building designers and specifiers throughout Europe and the details and scope of product, service and supplier listings have again...


Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Applications: Lessons Learned

by Ecofys

Photovoltaics is already an economic and practical option for providing electricity in many situations such as remote housing, in hybrid systems and for some service applications. Over the last decade, an International...


North Sun '94: Solar Energy at High Latitudes

by Kerr McGregor

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Planning and Installing Micro-Hydro Systems: A Guide for Designers, Installers and Engineers

by Chris Elliott

An essential addition to the Earthscan Planning & Installing series, Planning and Installing Micro-Hydro Systems provides vital diagrams, pictures and tables detailing the planning and installing of a micro-hydro...


The Great Texas Wind Rush: How George Bush, Ann Richards, and a Bunch of Tinkerers Helped the Oil and Gas State Win the Race to Wind Power

by Kate Galbraith & Asher Price

In the late 1990s, West Texas was full of rundown towns and pumpjacks, aging reminders of the oil rush of an earlier era. Today, the towns are thriving as 300-foot-tall wind turbines tower above those pumpjacks....


Energy in the 21st Century

by JOHN R FANCHI

Many events that affect global energy production and consumption have occurred since the second edition of Energy in the 21st Century appeared in 2011. For example, an earthquake and tsunami in Japan led to...


Understanding Renewable Energy Systems

by Volker Quaschning

Beginning with an overview of renewable energy sources including biomass, hydroelectricity, geothermal, tidal, wind and solar power, this book explores the fundamentals of different renewable energy systems....


Transforming Electricity: The Coming Generation of Change

by Walt Patterson

This text reassesses the basic premises that have guided electricity development for more than a century in the light of new understanding, pressures and opportunities. It investigates the changes already in...


The New Economy of Oil: Impacts on Business, Geopolitics and Society.

by Norman Selley, John Mitchel & Jonathan Stern

'The global oil industry is an exceptionally complex one, and its importance to governments, business and society as a whole is immense...The New Economy of Oil aims to set out the challenges and choices ahead,...


The Brilliance of Bioenergy: In Business and in Practice

by Ralph E H Sims

The time for modern biomass has come. It has long been overshadowed by other, more widely-publicized renewable energy technologies such as wind, solar and hydro, and still retains an outmoded image in comparison...


The Real Estate Solar Investment Handbook: A Commercial Property Guide to Managing Risks and Maximizing Returns

by Aaron Binkley

The Real Estate Solar Investment Handbook explains the business case for property professionals to pursue solar projects.

A project's value is determined by its potential risks and rewards; these are explained...