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Energy and the Natural Heritage

Series: The Natural Heritage of Scotland Series Volume: 15

Edited By: CA Galbraith and JM Baxter

302 pages, Figs, col plates, tabs

Stationery Office (TSO) Scotland

Hardback | May 2008 | #171299 | ISBN-13: 9780114973414
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&i;Energy and the Natural Heritage&o; looks closely at the impacts that energy use and generation have on our wildlife and landscapes.

Divided into three sections, the papers from a conference on the subject cover a wide range of subjects including transports increasing emissions, nuclear energy, renewable technologies, carbon sequestration and issues related to wind farms. Aimed at those involved in energy planning, the energy industry, scientists, academics and environmentalists, this is a fundamental source of information.

'Climate change is now very much a reality. It is clear that society should reduce the rate at which it consumes energy, and that we must change our energy systems to produce the energy we need with a minimum of associated carbon dioxide emissions. But we also need to minimise impacts on other aspects of the environment.'
- Bill Band, National Strategy manager, Scottish Natural Heritage.


Acknowledgements, v; Contents, vii; Contributors, xi; Introduction, xiii; PART ONE: SCOTTISH ENERGY USE, 1; 1. Climate Change: the Need to Alter Our Patterns of Energy Generation and Use Janet Sprent, Roland Clift & Paul Ekins, 5; PART TWO: LEGACY OF THE PAST, 17; 2. Impacts of Coal Mining and Abandonment John McManus, 21; 3. Hydroelectricity Development and the Environment: The Formative Years Terry Langford, 33; 4. The Everlasting Legacy: Nuclear Power and Scotland Jean McSorley, 43; 5. How Norway has Managed the Environmental Effects of the Norwegian Oil and Gas Industry in the Vicinity of Oil Platforms John S. Gray, 53; 6. Energy, Transport and Impacts on the Scottish Environment Tom Hart, 63; PART THREE: PRESENT AND FUTURE OPTIONSOTHER THAN RENEWABLE ENERGY, 79; 7. Buildings and Energy: Minimizing the Effects on the Natural Heritage Kate Mills & Peter Hutchinson, 83; 8.Liquid Biofuels: Environmental Implications of their Development Kerr C. Walker, 93; 9. Hydrogen Technology - What Impacts? Sinclair Gair, 105; 10. Carbon Capture and Storage in the UK Yasmin E. Bushby, Stuart M.V. Gilfillan & R. Stuart Haszeldine, 117; 11. 21st Century Nuclear Generation - How Clean and Green Could it be? Tony Cooper, 135; PART FOUR: PRESENT AND FUTURE OPTIONSRENEWABLE ENERGY, 143; 12. Renewable Energy - Overview, Trends and Challenges Iain Todd & Bill Band, 147; 13. Hydroelectricity - Impacts and Opportunities for the Natural Heritage Colin Bean & Frances Thin, 155; 14. Environmental Impacts from Bioenergy - a View from Sweden Tomas Kaberger, 185; 15. Onshore Windfarms Landscape Visual and Cumulative Impacts - the SNH Approach Laura Campbell, 195. 16. Effects of Terrestrial Wind Farms on Birds and Upland Habitats D. Philip Whitfield & Andrew M. Coupar, 205; 17. Marine Renewables - The Available Resource and How to Tap it Ian Bryden, 221; 18. Marine Renewable Energy Technologies - Natural Heritage Impacts Alexander J. Downie, Victoria Copley, Zoe Crutchfield & Sarah Wood, 229; 19. The North Harris Trust: Community-Environment-Renewables - Getting the Balance Right David Cameron, 241; 20. Management of Environmental Issues at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Orkney Kirsten M. Geddes, Liz Foubister & Jennifer Norris, 245, viii; 21. Woodfuel, Rural Development and The Natural Heritage in The Highlands Fiona Strachan & Cliff Beck, 251; 22. Familiarity Breeds Content? Public Perceptions of Wind Power in the Scottish Borders Charles R. Warren & Carolyn Lumsden, 259; PART FIVE: CONCLUSIONS, 265; 23. Energy and the Natural Heritage: Developing an SNH View Bill Band & Clive Mitchell, 269; 24. Concluding Remarks John Thomson, 281.

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