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Renewable Energy Cannot Sustain a Consumer Society

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ISBN-10: 140205548X

ISBN-13: 9781402055485

Edition: 2007

Authors: Ted Trainer

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It is widely assumed that our consumer society can move from using fossil fuels to using renewable energy sources, while maintaining the high levels of energy use to which we have become accustomed. This book details the reasons why this almost unquestioned assumption is seriously mistaken.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 8/2/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 198
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

The Context
Wind Energy
Solar Thermal Electricity
Photovoltaic Solar Electricity
Liquid and Gaseous Fuels Derived from Biomass
The "Hydrogen Economy"
Storing Electricity
Conclusions on the Potential and the Limits
Why Nuclear Energy is Not the Answer
The Wider Context: Our Sustainability and Justice Predicament
The Simpler Way
Terms and Units