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Sustainable Energy Systems
Pathways for Australian Energy Reform


Stephen Dovers, Hugh Saddler, Peter Newman, David Mills, Mark Diesendorf, Michael Common, Ian Lowe
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  • Date Published: May 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521477574

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  • Modern energy systems give rise to the bulk of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants which threaten the environment. Energy has therefore become a central focus of debates on sustainable development. This 1995 book explains the fundamental aspects of the energy issue and suggests ways to achieve a more sustainable energy future. A leading team of writers describes the importance of energy within the sustainable development debate and outlines the historical and current patterns of energy use in Australia and internationally. The book also assesses the scope for energy conservation, explores the potential for renewable sources of energy, and analyses policy options for promoting more sustainable patterns of energy use. Finally it surveys the possibilities for energy reform in Australia. Sustainable Energy Systems presents the broad spectrum of debate to non-experts. It emphasises the urgent need to reform patterns of energy use in Australia and around the world if we are to live in an ecologically sustainable and humanly desirable future.

    • No other single volume presents spectrum of debate to non-experts
    • Important topic as energy is a central part of debate about sustainable development and there is no competition
    • Best writers on the subject in Australia, bringing a range of perspectives to the subject
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    • Date Published: May 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521477574
    • length: 238 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus. 22 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction and Background:
    1. Introduction: the issue of energy Stephen Dovers
    2. Historical and current patterns of energy use Stephen Dovers
    Part II. Efficiency and Conservation:
    3. Using energy efficiently in buildings and industry Hugh Saddler
    4. Energy conservation in transport and urban settlements Peter Newman
    Part III. Renewable Energy:
    5. The nature of renewable energy David Mills and Mark Diesendorf
    6. Solar thermal energy David Mills
    7. Wind, biomass and other renewables Mark Diesendorf
    Part IV. Towards Sustainable Energy Systems:
    8. Economic policies for sustainable energy use Michael Common
    9. Towards sustainable energy systems Ian Lowe.

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    Stephen Dovers, Australian National University, Canberra


    Stephen Dovers, Hugh Saddler, Peter Newman, David Mills, Mark Diesendorf, Michael Common, Ian Lowe

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