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Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air

The classic resource for sustainability seekers who love math. A systematic approach to the energy balance sheet of a nation (the UK).

chat Posted Sep 16, 2014 by Rezwan | Category : Referees Energy Supply Scoreboard Footprints
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Available for a free download online.  This is a great resource to help clear up the information signal on energy. 

Everyone says getting off fossil fuels is important, and we’re all encouraged to “make a difference,” but many of the things that allegedly make a difference don’t add up.  …People get emotional (for example about wind farms or nuclear power) and no-one talks about numbers. Or if they do mention numbers, they select them to sound big, to make an impression, and to score points in arguments, rather than to aid thoughtful discussion.” (MacKay, 2009)

Category Links
Defence: 4 Your tax dollars at work
Transport of Stuff: 12kWh Freight
Stuff: 48 Story of stuff
Food, Farming, Fertilizer: 15 Stop Peak Oil!
Gadgets: 5 Green Google
Light: 4 Incandescence
Heating, Cooling: 37 Lots of gas
Jet flights: 30 Electrifying flight?
Car: 40 Electrifying cars

Year Zero
Property Rights, Planning and Markets


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