Quaschning, Volker, 1969-

Renewable energy and climate change / Volker Quaschning. - Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2010. - xii, 308 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 300-302) and index.

Our hunger for energy --
The climate before the collapse? --
From wasting energy to saving energy and reducing carbon dioxide --
Carbon-free energy --vision or utopia? --
Photovoltaics --
energy from sand --
Solar thermal systems --
year-round heating from the sun --
Solar power plants --
even more energy from the sun --
Wind power systems --
electricity from thin air --
Hydropower plants --
wet energy --
Geothermal energy --
power from the deep --
Heat pumps --
from cold to hot --
Biomass --
energy from nature --
The hydrogen industry and fuel cells --
Sunny prospects --
examples of sustainable energy supply. Table of contents

Renewable Energy is a clear introduction to the topics of climate protection and renewable energy, demonstrating the correlations between use of energy, energy prices, and climate change. It evaluates and analyzes the current world situation, whilst also giving essential and practical guidance on personal climate protection.

9780470747070 (cloth : alk. paper) 0470747072


Renewable energy sources.
Climatic changes.

TJ808 / .Q38913 2010

363.73874 / QER 2010

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