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Alternative energy / editor: Justin Healey
Bib ID 2363994
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Description Rozelle, N.S.W. : Spinney Press, 2001 
44 p. : ill. 30 cm. 
ISBN 1876811528 (paperback)
Series

Issues in society (Balmain, N.S.W.) ; v. 143.

Summary

We live in a world of finite natural resources, but energy consumption is steadily on the increase. This book looks at the extent of energy production and consumption in Australia and worldwide; ways of promoting energy efficiency; and energy alternatives in the form of renewable resources.

Full contents
  • Chapter 1. Energy Use and Efficiency: Power surge: energy use and emissions continue to rise; Energy production and consumption; Energy resources in Australia; Energy initiatives; Energy cut fails to match supplies; Household energy use; Energy saving tips.
  • Chapter 2. Renewable Energy: What is renewable energy?; Power generation; 2%: A boost for the renewable energy industry; Sun, wind and sea join coal to fire up the nation; Solar thermal energy; Photovoltaics; Hydro-electric power; Tidal power; Wave energy; Wind energy; Biomass energy; Geothermal energy.
 
Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 42.

Secondary and tertiary students and teachers.

Subjects Renewable energy sources.  |  Power resources.
Other authors/contributors Healey, Justin

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