An early version of parts of Chapter 3 appeared in a paper I co-authored with Alexi Clarke in the International Journal of Global Energy Issues (9 (4/5), 1996). Chapter 11 is based on parts of a paper I produced for the House of Commons Welsh Affairs Select Committee (Second Report, Session 1993-4, vol. III, pp. 432-42, HMSO, London, 1994), a revised version of which was subsequently published as ‘Public reactions to windfarms: the dynamics of opinion formation’, in Energy and Environment (5 (4):343-62, 1994). Chapters 7, 9, 10 and 14 draw on material I developed for Blocks 5 and 7 of the OU course on Innovation: Design, Environment and Strategy (T302), 1996.
Versions of some of the material in this book have also appeared in Renew, the journal I edit for NATTA.
Thanks are due to Dave Toke, who commented on an early draft of this book, and to Tam Dougan for her critical reviews. She and our son Oliver not only coped with my preoccupation while writing this book but also provided much of the motivation.
Sally Boyle from the OU Design Discipline, aided by Richard Hearne, then provided the necessary skills to convert the graphics into understandable form. Sarah Lloyd and the team at Routledge converted the text into what you have now.
However, responsibility for the final product rests with the author. In writing this book, designed to be accessible to non-technical people, I have inevitably had to try to simplify some complex technological issues. I trust practitioners will bear with me on this, although I would