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  • There Is No Planet B by Mike Berners-Lee
    There Is No Planet B (English, Paperback)

    Escaping to Planet B to avoid environmental catastrophe is pure fantasy. This book is for anyone who yearns for a realistic alternative to the destructive path the world is on at the moment, and wants practical advice on how they can make things better.

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  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (English, Paperback)

    SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURED DIRECTED BY AND STARRING CHIWETEL EJIOFOR - AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX 1ST MARCH

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  • Cradle to Cradle by Michael Braungart
    Cradle to Cradle (English, Paperback)

    This is the essence of Cradle to Cradle: waste need not to exist at all. By providing a framework of redesign of everything from carpets to corporate campuses, McDonough and Braungart make a revolutionary yet viable case for change and for remaking the way we make things.

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  • Renewable Energy by Professor Bruce Usher
    Renewable Energy (English, Paperback)

    This book is a primer for readers of all levels on the coming energy transition and its global consequences. Bruce Usher provides a concise yet comprehensive explanation for the growth in wind and solar energy; the trajectory of the transition from fossil fuels to renewables; and the implications for industries, countries, and the climate.

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  • Solar PV Engineering and Installation by Sean White
    Solar PV Engineering and Installation (English, Paperback)

    The NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam is the gold standard certification exam for PV professionals and is famously difficult to pass. This book will provide test-taking strategy that can be used to most effectively study for and pass the exam. Code and theory is explained in the first half and will prove as useful background for the heart of the book which consists of practice exam...

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  • Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles by Mehrdad Ehsani
    Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles (English, Paperback)

    The book deals with the fundamentals, theoretical bases, and design methodologies of conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). The design methodology is described in mathematical terms, step-by-step, and the topics are approached from the overall drive train system, not just individual...

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  • Given Half a Chance by Edward Davey
    Given Half a Chance (English, Paperback)

    An optimistic call to arms showing how we possess the means to tackle the biggest environmental challenges facing the planet

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  • Wind Power by Peter J. Musgrove
    Wind Power (English, Paperback)

    An important, topical account of wind power technology, this book offers a clear overview of its historical and present capabilities, assessing future options for large scale deployment of this clean, competitive and abundant energy source towards global energy needs. Accessible to engineers, scientists, students and readers interested in wind power.

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  • Energy Democracy by Craig Morris
    Energy Democracy (English, Hardback)

    This book outlines how Germans convinced their politicians to pass laws allowing citizens to make their own energy, even when it hurt utility companies to do so. The authors explore how, by taking ownership of energy efficiency at a local level, community groups are key actors in the bottom-up fight against climate change.

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  • PEM Water Electrolysis: Volume 2 by Dmitri Bessarabov
    PEM Water Electrolysis: Volume 2 (English, Paperback)

    PEM Water Electrolysis, a volume in the Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell Primers series presents the most recent advances in the field. It brings together information that has thus far been scattered in many different sources under one single title, making it a useful reference for industry professionals, researchers and graduate students. Volumes One and Two allow readers to identify technology gaps...

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  • Wind Power by Ben Backwell
    Wind Power (English, Paperback)

    The wind power business has grown from a niche sector within the energy industry to a global industry that attracts substantial investment. In Europe wind has become the biggest source of new power generation capacity, while also successfully competing with the gas, coal and nuclear sectors in China and the US....

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  • Renewable Energy Engineering by Nicholas Jenkins
    Renewable Energy Engineering (English, Paperback)

    This book provides a quantitative yet accessible overview of renewable energy engineering practice including wind, hydro, solar thermal, photovoltaic, ocean and bioenergy. Suitable for engineering undergraduates as well as graduate students from other numerate degrees, the text is supported by worked examples, tutorial chapters providing background material and end-of-chapter problems.

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  • Sustainable Energy - without the hot air by David J. C. MacKay
    Sustainable Energy - without the hot air (English, Paperback)

    The best-selling book on understanding sustainable energy and how we can make energy plans that add up.

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  • Practical Reliability Engineering by Patrick O'Connor
    Practical Reliability Engineering (English, Paperback)

    With emphasis on practical aspects of engineering, this bestseller has gained worldwide recognition through progressive editions as the essential reliability textbook. This fifth edition retains the unique balanced mixture of reliability theory and applications, thoroughly updated with the latest industry best practices.

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  • Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Conversion Processes by Gary C. Young
    Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Conversion Processes (English, Hardback)

    This text covers the technical and economical issues relating to municipal waste disposal such as pyrolysis and combustion technology, plasma arc gasification, and plasma economics. It covers renewable resource topics to help turn our garbage to energy and reduce waste.

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  • Visions of Energy Futures by Benjamin K. Sovacool
    Visions of Energy Futures (English, Paperback)

    This book examines the visions, fantasies, frames, discourses, imaginaries, and expectations associated with six state-of-the-art energy systems?nuclear power, hydrogen fuel cells, shale gas, clean coal, smart meters, and electric vehicles?playing a key role in current deliberations about low-carbon energy supply and use. ...

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  • Passive Solar Architecture Pocket Reference by David Thorpe
    Passive Solar Architecture Pocket Reference (English, Paperback)

    This handy pocket reference contains a wealth of information on a range of topics including the principles of passive solar building and passive house, a ten-step design and build strategy, calculating solar irradiance, factors affecting the choice of building materials, passive heating and cooling principles and techniques in different climates, the Passivhaus Standard and natural and augmented...

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  • Climate Change and the Law by Erkki J. Hollo
    Climate Change and the Law (English, Hardback)

    The first scholarly effort to offer a systematic examination of doctrinal issues in climate law, this book explores the diverse international, regional, national, sub-national and transnational legal responses to climate change. Includes regional case studies.

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  • Misconceptions of Risk by Terje Aven
    Misconceptions of Risk (English, Hardback)

    The risk discipline is young and there are a number of ideas, perspectives and conceptions of risk out there. A number of such common conceptions of risk are examined in the book, related to the risk concept, risk assessments, uncertainty analyses, risk perception, the precautionary principle, risk management and decision making under uncertainty.

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  • Solar Cooling by Paul Kohlenbach
    Solar Cooling (English, Hardback)

    "Cooling buildings is a major global energy consumer and the energy requirement is growing year by year. This guide to solar cooling technology explains all you need to know about how solar energy can be converted into cooling energy. It outlines the difference between heat-driven and photovoltaic-driven systems and gives examples of both, making clear in what situations solar cooling technology...

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