Every government's energy policy must balance competing claims of economic benefit, public opinion, and environmental impact. In this book, leading representatives of the various types of energy generation-- coal and oil, gas, nuclear power, and alternative technologies--set out the pros and cons of these energy sources and discuss their environmental consequences. This book includes contributions from such leading public figures as Jonathon Porritt, Lord Marshall, and Zhores Medvedev. Chapters deal with special problems faced by the countries of the developing world, by the democracies in Central and Eastern Europe, and by the republics of the former Soviet Union. Readers will be able to form a balanced judgement about the direction which energy policies should take in order to maximize economic efficiency while minimizing the greenhouse effect, acid rain, and atmospheric pollution. Students, researchers, and general readers interested in the environment and the implications of energy production will find this book an eminently informative discussion of the issues.
'demonstrates the urgent need for a more responsible approach to energy generation'
Green Drum, No. 85 - Winter 1993-94
' the papers are generally of high quality and do outline the principal considerations.'
Gretchen C. Daily, University of California, Berkeley, TREE, vol. 9, no. 4, April 1994
B. Cartledge: Introduction
1: H. Bondi: Energy and the environment: the differing problems of the developed and developing regions
2: J. Porritt: Sustainable development: panacea, platitude, or downright deception?
3: P. Chester: Clean power from fossil fuels
4: D. Rooke: The gas industry: survivor and innovator
5: J. Rae: Alternative energy sources: the European story
6: P. Hardi: Energy generation in Central and Eastern Europe: the environmental problem
7: Z. Medvedev: The legacy of Chernobyl: the prospects for energy in the former Soviet Union
8: Walter Marshall: Nuclear power and the environment
Series: Linacre Lectures
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 9th September 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.21