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Greenhouse solutions with sustainable energy / Mark Diesendorf. (2007)

Authors: Diesendorf, Mark.
Publisher:Sydney : University of New South Wales Press,
Uniqueness:
  • There are 108 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 108 copies of this specific edition.
Subjects:
Author:
  • Diesendorf, Mark.
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • volume
Physical Description:
  • xvi, 413 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary:
  • 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.
Contents:
  • 1 Introduction
  • 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
  • 7 Bioenergy
  • 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
  • 17 Conclusion
  • 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.
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Notes:
  • Includes bibliographic references (p. 401-404) and index.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language:
  • English
ISBN:
  • 9780868409733 :
Dewey Number:
  • 333.7941370994
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 41837903
  • 41837903
  • 41169703
  • 41169703
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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