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The Solar Economy Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Global Future

By: Hermann Scheer
368 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Earthscan
The Solar Economy
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  • The Solar Economy ISBN: 9781844070756 Paperback Dec 2004 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Comprehensive account of how the global economy can and must replace its dependence on fossil fuels with solar and renewable energy. Scheer lays out the blueprints, showing how the political, economic and technological challenges can be met using indigenous, renewable and universally available resources, and the enormous opportunities and benefits that will flow from doing so.


From fossil fuels to solar power; ensnared by fossil chains; exploiting solar resources; the 21st century writing on the wall; distortions of the fossil supply chains; mythology of fossil energy; energy beyond the grid; the untapped wealth of solar; profitability of renewables; exploiting solar energy; restructuring the global economy through solar energy; the visible hand of the sun.

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Herman Scheer, winner of TIME Magazine's 'Heroes of the Green Century' for his national and international commitment for Renewable Energy. HERMANN SCHEER is a Member of Parliament for the German Government, the Deutscher Bundestag. In addition, he is President of EUROSOLAR, the European Association for Renewable Energies, and General Chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy. He has been awarded several prizes in recognition of his work and achievements, receiving the Alternative Nobel Prize in 1999, the World Solar Prize in 1998 and the World Prize for BioEnergy in 2000.
By: Hermann Scheer
368 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Earthscan
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'Inspirational.' New Scientist 'A masterwork by the master advocate for solar.' Jeremy Eggett, author of The Carbon War 'This book has the greatest importance for the future of mankind.' Gunther Grass, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 1999 'The most powerfully written book on the energy situation. Highly Recommended!' Choice 'Scheer's is a heady, utopian vision. Here comes the sun.' New Scientist 'Forget Kyoto - all talk and no action; this book shows how technological challenges can be met using indigenous, renewable and universally available resources, and predicts the enormous benefits which will flow from doing so.' Energy World 'The Solar Economy presents a compelling case for weaning the world off its potentially disastrous reliance on oil.' Environment Times
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