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Renewable Energy

Ten Short Lessons

Stephen Peake

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An expert introduction to the fascinating world of renewable energy and the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy that lies at the heart of a brighter climate future.

In Renewable Energy: Ten Short Lessons, Stephen Peake distills the key issues of this timely subject, examining how we can harness the power of a range of groundbreaking energy technologies most effectively to achieve a sustainable energy future.

Renewable energy is central to managing climate change and our transition to a sustainable energy supply for the 10 billion of us who will populate the earth by 2050. But how will…

An expert introduction to the fascinating world of renewable energy and the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy that lies at the heart of a brighter climate future.

In Renewable Energy: Ten Short Lessons, Stephen Peake distills the key issues of this timely subject, examining how we can harness the power of a range of groundbreaking energy technologies most effectively to achieve a sustainable energy future.

Renewable energy is central to managing climate change and our transition to a sustainable energy supply for the 10 billion of us who will populate the earth by 2050. But how will we cope without fossil fuels to heat, cool, and light our buildings, power our industry, and run our transport systems? And are some renewables better than others? Packed full of easy-to-understand diagrams and fact boxes, these ten lessons cover all the basics, as well as the latest understanding and developments, to enlighten the nonscientist.

About the series: The Pocket Einstein series is a collection of essential pocket-sized guides for anyone looking to understand a little more about some of the most important and fascinating areas of science in the twenty-first century. Broken down into ten simple lessons and written by leading experts in their field, the books reveal the ten most important takeaways from those areas of science you've always wanted to know more about.

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A delightful read. This concise guide to sustainability, which is full of clever turns of phrase, does an excellent job leading the reader through the challenges of the renewable industry. Another great, timely addition to the Pocket Einstein series.

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192
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9781421442426
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32 b&w illus.
Table of Contents

Introduction
Lesson 1: There's No Such Thing as Energy
Lesson 2: Nothing is Truly Renewable
Lesson 3: The Climate Clock is Ticking
Lesson 4: We Will Thrive on Sunlight
Lesson 5: Cubism is the Art of

Introduction
Lesson 1: There's No Such Thing as Energy
Lesson 2: Nothing is Truly Renewable
Lesson 3: The Climate Clock is Ticking
Lesson 4: We Will Thrive on Sunlight
Lesson 5: Cubism is the Art of Wind Energy
Lesson 6: Plants and Water are Powerful
Lesson 7: There's Plenty of Bounty Below
Lesson 8: Utopias are Electric
Lesson 9: Negative Energy is Positive
Lesson 10: Imagination is Renewable Energy
Glossary
Further Reading
Index

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Stephen Peake

Stephen Peake is a professor of climate change and energy at the Open University, a fellow of the Cambridge Judge Business School, and a senior associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership at the University of Cambridge.