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Sustainable Energy Systems : Pathways for Australian Energy Reform - Stephen Dovers

Sustainable Energy Systems

Pathways for Australian Energy Reform

By: Stephen Dovers (Editor)

Paperback Published: 13th February 1995
ISBN: 9780521477574
Number Of Pages: 238

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Modern energy systems give rise to the bulk of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants which threaten the environment. Energy has therefore become a central focus of debates on sustainable development. This book explains the fundamental aspects of the energy issue and suggests ways to achieve a more sustainable energy future. A leading team of writers describes the importance of energy within the sustainable development debate and outlines the historical and current patterns of energy use in Australia and internationally. The book also assesses the scope for energy conservation, explores the potential for renewable sources of energy, and analyses policy options for promoting more sustainable patterns of energy use. Finally it surveys the possibilities for energy reform in Australia. Sustainable Energy Systems presents the broad spectrum of debate to non-experts for the first time. It emphasises the urgent need to reform patterns of energy use in Australia and around the world if we are to live in an ecologically sustainable and humanly desirable future.

Introduction and Background
Introduction: the issue of energy
Historical and current patterns of energy use
Efficiency and Conservation
Using energy efficiently in buildings and industry
Energy conservation in transport and urban settlements
Renewable Energy
The nature of renewable energy
Solar thermal energy
Wind, biomass and other renewables
Towards Sustainable Energy Systems
Economic policies for sustainable energy use
Towards sustainable energy systems
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ISBN: 9780521477574
ISBN-10: 0521477573
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 13th February 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.35