ERIC Number: ED228081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Renewable Energy. The Power to Choose.
Deudney, Daniel; Flavin, Christopher
This book, consisting of 13 chapters, charts the progress made in renewable energy in recent years and outlines renewable energy's prospects. Areas addressed include: energy at the crossroads (discussing oil, gas, coal, nuclear power, and the conservation revolution); solar building design; solar collection; sunlight to electricity; wood; energy from crops and waste; energy from water; wind energy; and geothermal energy. Additional areas addressed include renewable energy's potential (discussing rebuilding, industry role, renewable energy for the farm and rural poor, and issues related to transportation and electricity); institutions for the transition to renewable energy (focusing on a new research and development agenda, renewable energy technology--vernacular technology, and seed money for the transition to renewable energy); and shapes of a renewable society (considering new landscapes, renewable jobs, rebalancing city and country, rising regional/local self-reliance, shifting power, and new balances between rich/poor, between nations, and between generations). Notes and selected references are provided for each chapter. Notes on energy units and an index are also provided. (JN)
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Building Design, Energy, Energy Occupations, Environmental Education, Fuel Consumption, Fuels, Industry, Power Technology, Solar Energy, Technological Advancement, Wind Energy
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10110 ($18.95).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Worldwatch Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Energy Education; Geothermal Energy; Renewable Resources