Contents

I Numbers, not adjectives 1

1 Motivations 2

2 The balance sheet 22

3 Cars 29

4 Wind 32

5 Planes 35

6 Solar 38

7 Heating and cooling 50

8 Hydroelectricity 55

9 Light 57

10 Offshore wind 60

11 Gadgets 68

12 Wave 73

13 Food and farming 76

14 Tide 81

15 Stuff 88

16 Geothermal 96

17 Public services 100

18 Can we live on renewables? 103

II Making a difference 113

19 Every BIG helps 114

20 Better transport 118

21 Smarter heating 140

22 Efficient electricity use 155

23 Sustainable fossil fuels? 157

24 Nuclear? 161

25 Living on other countries' renewables? 177

26 Fluctuations and storage 186

27 Five energy plans for Britain 203

28 Putting costs in perspective 214

29 What to do now 222

30 Energy plans for Europe, America, and the World . . . 231

31 The last thing we should talk about 240

32 Saying yes 250

Acknowledgments 251

III Technical chapters 253

A Cars II 254

B Wind II 263

C Planes II 269

D Solar II 283

E Heating II 289

F Waves II 307

G Tide II 311

H Stuff II 322

IV Useful data 327

I Quick reference 328

J Populations and areas 338

K UK energy history 342

List of web links 344

Bibliography 348

Index 355

About the author 367

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