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100 Per Cent Renewable: Energy Autonomy in Action

Author/EditorDroege, Peter (Author)
ISBN: 9781849714716
Pub Date05/04/2012
BindingPaperback
Pages326
Dimensions (mm)234(h) * 156(w)
Edited collection showing the path towards acheiving a 100 per cent renewable reality, with case studies of schemes that work economically and with available technology.
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The greatest challenge of our time is to build a world based on the sustainable use of renewable power. Our massive dependence on fossil fuels has upset the very climatic system that made human evolution possible. The global economy and its financial system are in jeopardy, running hot on overtly cheap yet increasingly costly and fast depleting oil. A 100% renewable world is seen by many as an impossible dream in anything but the very long term. But not only do a growing number of initiatives and plans dare to make the change but many have already achieved it.
This rich collection presents a series of pioneering efforts and their champions, and the paths to their successes. Ranging from initiatives by individuals to visions for companies, communities and entire countries, it defeats tired economic and technical counter-arguments, showing how the schemes featured not only can and do work but do so economically and with available technology. The book is introduced by incisive writing by Peter Droege, explaining the challenges and framing a roadmap towards a 100% renewable reality.

The greatest challenge of our time is to build a world based on the sustainable use of renewable power. Our massive dependence on fossil fuels has upset the very climatic system that made human evolution possible. The global economy and its financial system are in jeopardy, running hot on overtly cheap yet increasingly costly and fast depleting oil. A 100% renewable world is seen by many as an impossible dream in anything but the very long term. But not only do a growing number of initiatives and plans dare to make the change but many have already achieved it.
This rich collection presents a series of pioneering efforts and their champions, and the paths to their successes. Ranging from initiatives by individuals to visions for companies, communities and entire countries, it defeats tired economic and technical counter-arguments, showing how the schemes featured not only can and do work but do so economically and with available technology. The book is introduced by incisive writing by Peter Droege, explaining the challenges and framing a roadmap towards a 100% renewable reality.

Peter Droege is Professor and Chair of Sustainable Spatial Development at the University of Liechtenstein, and Conjoint Professor, Faculty of Engineering at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is the president of the European Association for Renewable Energy, Eurosolar, and General Chair, World Council for Renewable Energy

1. 100% Renewable Energy: The Essential Target 2. Institutions for a 100% Renewable World 3. The Renewable Imperative: Providing Climate Protection and Energy Security 4. 100% is Possible Now 5. C02-Free Munich 6. 100% Renewable Champions: International Case Studies 7. Feed-In Tariffs: The Policy Path to 100% 8. How to Achieve Renewable Energy Regions and Advance Sustainable Development: Integrated Models and Processes in Germany 9. Renewable Regions: Life after Fossil Fuel in Spain 10. 100% Renewable Transport 11. Better Place 12. How to Grow Food in the 100% Renewable City: Building Integrated Agriculture 13. Oil to Solar: The Masdar Initiative 14. Masdar City Master Plan: The Design and Engineering Strategies 15. Urban Energy Potentials: A Step towards the Use of 100% Renewable Energies 16. Closing the Planning Gap: Moving to Renewable Communities 17. Community Life at 100% and Beyond: How to Raise a Renewable Family without Even Trying 18. 100% Renewable Life: One Man's Stand Against a Fossil-Fuel World

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