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Energy, Society and Environment

Series: Routledge Introductions to Environment Series

By: David Elliott

192 pages, 26 figs, 6 tabs


Paperback | Dec 2003 | Edition: 2 | #141737 | ISBN: 0415304865
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Hardback | Dec 2003 | Edition: 2 | #141736 | ISBN: 0415304857
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This book examines the potential and limits of technological solutions to energy-related environmental problems and suggests that social, economic and political solutions may also be necessary to avoid serious environmental damage in the future. Global case studies are used throughout the debates and illustrate the interaction between technological and social aspects.


Part I - environmental problems: technology and society; energy and environment; sustainable technology. Part II Sustainable technology: green technology; the nuclear alternative; renewable energy; renewables world-wide; sustainable energy strategy. Part III Problems of implementation: getting started - institutional obstacles; keeping going - deployment problems; case study - public reactions to wind farms in the UK; public acceptance: the need for negotiation. Part IV Sustainable society: sustainable development; the global perspective; sustainable future; conclusions - the way ahead?

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