Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Cleaner, fairer ways to power the planet

By Danny Chivers



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Few people doubt the threat of climate change and the urgent need to conquer fossil fuel addiction. But can renewable sources of energy ever be sufficient to provide modern societies with a decent quality of life? This book is clear. They can. And it outlines the strategies to break the barriers to a 100% renewable world.

Danny Chivers presents a compelling introduction to renewable technologies for non-technical readers (solar, wind, hydro, geothermal and ambient heat, wave and tidal, fuel crops, and energy from waste) and a roadmap to powering the world, not just sustainably, but democratically.


An essential read for anyone who is planning to be part of the energy revolution.

– Kim Bryan, Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales

These short books supply us with clear, well-written and memorable analyses that cut to the chase.

– Susan George, President of the Board, Transnational Institute


Foreword by Kim Bryan
Chapter 1 Solar Power
Chapter 2 Wind Power
Chapter 3 Hydroelectric Power
Chapter 4 Heat from Earth, Air and Water
Chapter 5 Wave and Tidal Power
Chapter 6 Fuel Crops
Chapter 7 Energy from 'Waste'
Chapter 8 Renewables Versus Fossil Fuels
Chapter 9 How Much Energy Do We Need?
Chapter 10 A 100-Per-Cent Renewable World?
Chapter 11 Whose Renewable Future?
Chapter 12 Making it Happen