Todd Westbrook, Stephen Peake chaired by Susan Dalgetty
Sponsored by The Open University in Scotland
In the first and only book to explore Scotland's part in the green revolution and what the future may hold, Revolution: A Short Sharp History of Scottish Wind Power - And Where it Goes From Here, Todd Westbrook refutes common arguments against wind power with hard facts and a wry sense of humour. Professor Stephen Peake takes us on a guided tour of the ten most essential aspects of this timely and fast-moving science, examining the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy that lies at the heart of a brighter climate future. Renewable energy is central to managing climate change and our transition to a sustainable energy supply for the 10 billion of us who will populate the earth by 2050. But how will we cope without fossil fuels to heat, cool and light our buildings, power our industry and run our transport systems? And are some renewables better than others? 10 Short Lessons in Renewable Energy distils the key issues of this timely subject, examining how we can harness the power of a range of ground-breaking energy technologies most effectively to achieve a sustainable energy future.
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