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Energy and Renewables - Books on alternative energy sources - wind power, solar power, etc

Related category: Environment & Animal Rights
Related booklists: Sustainability & Self-Sufficiency, Climate Change, Oil, Science and the Environment, Nuclear Power / Weapons, Carbon Emissions and Footprints, Transition Books, Fracking,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 19 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Living Off The Grid: What to Expect While Living the Life of Ultimate Freedom and Tranquility by Gary Collins
    Living Off The Grid: What to Expect While Living the Life of Ultimate Freedom and Tranquility - by Gary Collins

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781570673733 | ISBN 10: 157067373x

    Set aside any worries that living off the grid means a life without comfort and convenience or that it will be too challenging for you and your family to handle. Author Gary Collins literally wrote the book on how to transition to a life off the grid ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Tesla Revolution: Why Big Oil is Losing the Energy War by Willem Middelkoop and Rembrandt Koppelaar
    The Tesla Revolution: Why Big Oil is Losing the Energy War - by Willem Middelkoop and Rembrandt Koppelaar

    £15.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9789462982062 | ISBN 10: 9462982066

    Though oil prices have been on a downward trajectory in recent months, that doesn't obscure the fact that fossil fuels are finite, and we will eventually have to grapple with the end of their dominance. At the same time, however, skepticism about the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Burning Answer: A User
    The Burning Answer: A User's Guide to the Solar Revolution - by Keith Barnham

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780225333 | ISBN 10: 1780225334

    A user's guide to the solar revolution - and why we must all get on board before it is too late.  Our civilisation stands on the brink of catastrophe.   Our thirst for energy has led to threats from global warming, nuclear disaster and c ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy by Lester R. Brown
    The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy - by Lester R. Brown

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780393350555 | ISBN 10: 039335055x

    The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way.   As oil insecurity deepens, the extraction risks of fossil fuels rise, and concerns about climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Repowering Communities: Small-scale Solutions for Large-scale Energy Problems by Prashant Vaze and Stephen Tindale
    Repowering Communities: Small-scale Solutions for Large-scale Energy Problems - by Prashant Vaze and Stephen Tindale

    £30.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781849712675 | ISBN 10: 1849712670

    Energy policy is at a crossroads. Attempts to meet targets for carbon emissions, energy security and affordable energy for vulnerable households are all on a trajectory to failure. Aggressive ambitions to roll out huge off-shore wind, nuclear and cle ... more

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  • Cover image of book Energy and Carbon Emissions: The Way We Live Today by Nicola Terry
    Energy and Carbon Emissions: The Way We Live Today - by Nicola Terry

    £4.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781906860141 | ISBN 10: 1906860149

    This is a sourcebook of facts and figures about carbon emissions and energy use in the UK. The book emphasises the impact of domestic consumption and personal lifestyle choices. It's not about politics or ethics: there are no grand designs for how th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution: Social Struggles in the Transition to a Post-Petrol World by Kolya Abramsky (Editor)
    Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution: Social Struggles in the Transition to a Post-Petrol World - by Kolya Abramsky (Editor)

    £18.00   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781849350051 | ISBN 10: 1849350051

    As the world's energy system faces a period of unprecedented change, a global struggle over who controls the sector - and for what purposes - is intensifying. The question of "green capitalism" is now unavoidable, for capitalist planners and anti-cap ... more

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  • Cover image of book Agrofuels: Big Profits, Ruined Lives and Ecological Destruction by François Houtart
    Agrofuels: Big Profits, Ruined Lives and Ecological Destruction - by François Houtart

    £27.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780745330129 | ISBN 10: 0745330126

    Since they were heralded as a key weapon in the fight against climate change, agrofuels have been criticised heavily for doing more harm than good due to deforestation and stealing agricultural land essential to farmers in the developing world. This ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wind & Solar Electricity: A Practical DIY Guide by Andy Reynolds
    Wind & Solar Electricity: A Practical DIY Guide - by Andy Reynolds

    £11.95   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780954917166 | ISBN 10: 0954917162

    The author has been providing his own electricity from the sun and the wind for many years, and in this book he explains how you can do the same.  There are chapters on the various system components required (including inverters and charge contr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why The World Needs A Green Revolution by Thomas Friedman
    Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why The World Needs A Green Revolution - by Thomas Friedman

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141036663 | ISBN 10: 0141036664

    Thomas Friedman's phenomenal The World is Flat helped millions of people see globalization in a new way. Now he takes a fresh, provocative look at the biggest challenge facing us today - our hot, flat and crowded world.  Climate change and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wind Power for Dummies by Ian Woofenden
    Wind Power for Dummies - by Ian Woofenden

    £16.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780470496374 | ISBN 10: 0470496371

    The consumer guide to small-scale wind electricity production!   Maybe you're not T. Boone Pickens, but you can build your own home-sized wind-power empire right in your back yard. Wind Power For Dummies supplies all the guidance you need to instal ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis by Richard Heinberg
    Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis - by Richard Heinberg

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781905570201 | ISBN 10: 1905570201

    Coal fuels more than 30 per cent of UK electricity production, and about 50 per cent in the US, providing a significant portion of total energy output. China and India's recent ferocious economic growth has been based almost entirely on coal-generate ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Transition Timeline: For a Local, Resilient Future by Shaun Chamberlin
    The Transition Timeline: For a Local, Resilient Future - by Shaun Chamberlin

    £12.95   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781900322560 | ISBN 10: 1900322560

    The Transition Timeline lightens the fear of our uncertain future, providing a map ofwhat we are facing and the different pathways available to us. It describes four possible scenarios for the UK and world over the next twenty years, ranging from Den ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Environmental Responsibility Reader by Edited by Martin Reynolds, Chris Blackmore and Mark J. Smith
    The Environmental Responsibility Reader - by Edited by Martin Reynolds, Chris Blackmore and Mark J. Smith

    £19.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781848133174 | ISBN 10: 1848133170

    The Environmental Responsibility Reader is a collection of classic and contemporary environmental works that offer a comprehensive overview of the issues involved in environmental responsibility, steering the reader through each development in thoug ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience by Rob Hopkins
    The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience - by Rob Hopkins

    £17.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781900322188 | ISBN 10: 1900322188

    We live in an oil-dependent world, and have got to this level of dependency in a very short space of time, using vast reserves of oil in the process – without planning for when the supply is not so plentiful. Most of us avoid thinking about what happ ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to Live Off-Grid: Ever Wanted to Unplug from the Rat Race? by Nick Rosen
    How to Live Off-Grid: Ever Wanted to Unplug from the Rat Race? - by Nick Rosen

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780553818192 | ISBN 10: 0553818198

    The word 'off-grid' refers to places or people without mains water, power or phone line. Off-grid locations can range from private islands to tree-houses; the people living there might be back-packers, international business travellers or hippies; th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pocket Issue: The Energy Crisis by Nathaniel Price
    Pocket Issue: The Energy Crisis - by Nathaniel Price

    £4.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780955441509 | ISBN 10: 0955441501

    Pocket Issue: The Energy Crisis looks at the choices we face to fuel our future. Oil is running out, fossil fuels pollute, so which way should the UK turn: nuclear power or renewable energy sources?  The evidence, the science, the sceptics, ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to Go Carbon Neutral: A Practical Guide to Treading More Lightly Upon the Earth by Mark Brassington
    How to Go Carbon Neutral: A Practical Guide to Treading More Lightly Upon the Earth - by Mark Brassington

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781845282509 | ISBN 10: 1845282507

    This book gives you the nuts and bolts instructions for changing your lifestyle towards becoming more carbon neutral. It includes everything from the back yard compost bin to the electric car. From the humble low-energy bulb to a 50KW wind turbine, t ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Solar Manifesto by Hermann Scheer
    A Solar Manifesto - by Hermann Scheer

    £26.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9781902916514 | ISBN 10: 1902916514

    In this fully updated edition of A Solar Manifesto Herman Scheer attacks the lack of political will to find answers to threats to the global environment outside a conventional frame of reference. Climate change, pollution, deforestation, destruction ... more

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