Energy, Society & Environment: Technology for a Sustainable Future

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Boxes
2.1 The impacts of climate change 32
2.2 The cost of climate change 36
2.3 Nuclear opposition 40
3.1 Criteria for sustainable energy technology 65
5.1 Impacts of radiation 93
5.2 Chernobyl death estimates 97
5.3 Low-level radiation 100
6.1 Fast breeder reactors 109
6.2 Nuclear waste disposal 118
6.3 French nuclear debt 123
7.1 The Oxford solar house 133
7.2 Power produced and land used by wind farms - a rough calculation 136
7.3 Wave power around the world 140
7.4 Dioxins and acid emissions from waste combustion 147
8.1 REFIT works best 163
8.2 Renewable energy in Europe 164
8.3 The US Renewable Portfolio Standard system 168
12.1 Results of some public opinion surveys on wind farms 231
13.1 Wind farm decisions, issues and processes 247
16.1 Green power retailing 286

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures ix
  • Tables xi
  • Boxes xiii
  • Series Editor's Preface Environment and Society Titles xv
  • Preface xix
  • Acknowledgements xxix
  • Abbreviations xxxi
  • Part 1 - Environmental Problems 1
  • 1 3
  • Further Reading 18
  • 2 19
  • 3 46
  • Part 2 - Sustainable Technology 67
  • 4 69
  • 5 91
  • 6 107
  • 7 129
  • 8 154
  • 9 176
  • Part 3 - Problems of Implementation 191
  • 10 193
  • 11 205
  • 12 219
  • 13 235
  • Further Reading 248
  • Part 4 - Sustainable Society 249
  • 14 251
  • 15 267
  • Further Reading 280
  • 16 281
  • 17 301
  • Appendix I 319
  • Appendix II 321
  • Glossary 323
  • References 325
  • Index 339
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