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- DescriptionRenewable energy is important as a substitute for finite fossil fuels and inflexible nuclear power and could conceivably power the world. However, this is challenging as the world is currently 80% dependent on fossil fuels, and renewable sources produce only about 15% of total energy. Conversion techlogies for use with many of the eight different primary sources of renewable energy are only just emerging as viable techlogies. While renewable energy sources will t run out, and their use involves little or release of carbon dioxide or ionising wastes, they do have local environmental impacts of their own. This book analyses the nature of environmental impacts from renewable sources. A vel method of assessing impacts is explored based on a set of parameters centred on how diffuse or concentrated the energy flow is. The approach that is developed will inform engineers, designers, policy makers and planners as well as researchers in the area.
- Author BiographyAlexander Clarke is a Teaching Fellow in Renewable Energy in the Natural Sciences Department at the University of Bath, UK and an Associate Lecturer at the Open University.
- Author(s)Alexander Clarke
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- SubjectEnvironment & Planning
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Content Note87 black & white illustrations, 30 black & white tables, 13 black & white halftones, 44 black & white line drawings
- Weight530 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine13 mm
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