Global warming is the hottest political issue of the day, and it is likely to become even more pressing over the coming years.This is a positive, proactive book that proposes a set of policies and strategies for implementing the most promising cleaner energy technologies by all spheres of government, business and community organisations. The book argues that despite being a coal- and oil-dependent country, Australia could achieve an ecologically sustainable energy system. All we need is the political will--Publisher.
Part A Motivation and basic concepts
2 Why this issue is important
3 Sustainable energy futures for Australia
4 Energy and its greenhouse gas emissions
Part B Which technologies are sustainable?
5 Saving energy
6 Wind power
8 Solar heat and electricity
9 Other energy technologies
10 Transport and urban form
11 Coal and gas: can we bury the problem?
12 Is nuclear energy a possible solution?
Part C Policies, strategies, politics and actions
13 International negotiations and policies
14 Proposed national policies
15 Policies for specific technologies
16 Ways forward
Appendix A: Substituting for a coal-fired power station with a cleaner energy mix
Appendix B: Economics of electricity generation: discounted cash flow analysis
Appendix C: Comparison of carbon tax and emissions trading with a cap
Appendix D: Actions by individuals and families.
Includes bibliographic references (p. 401-404) and index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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