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Wind Turbine Design

by Ion Paraschivoiu Presses Internationales Polytechnique (March 30, 2011)

Wind energy is the fastest growing alternate source of energy in the world since its purely economic potential is complemented by its great positive environmental impact. The wind turbine, whether it may be...

Green Wizardry: Conservation, Solar Power, Organic Gardening, and Other Hands-On Skills From the Appropriate Tech Toolkit

Power from the People: How to Organize, Finance, and Launch Local Energy Projects

by Greg Pahl & Van Jones Chelsea Green Publishing (August 13, 2012)

Over 90 percent of US power generation comes from large, centralized, highly polluting, nonrenewable sources of energy. It is delivered through long, brittle transmission lines, and then is squandered through...

A Solar Buyer's Guide for the Home and Office: Navigating the Maze of Solar Options, Incentives, and Installers

by Stephen Hren & Rebekah Hren Chelsea Green Publishing (October 07, 2010)

Solar power, once a fringe effort limited to DIY enthusiasts, is now fast becoming mainstream. Many home and business owners are curious about solar electric and solar thermal systems, and wonder how to go about...


by Jeremy Shere St. Martin's Press (November 25, 2013)

Where does the energy we use come from? It's absolutely vital to every single thing we do every day, but for most people, it is utterly invisible. Flick a switch and the lights go on. It might as well be magic....

Windmills and Wind Motors

by F. E. Powell Skyhorse (December 03, 2011)

Free, clean, and sustainable energy: wind power is an essential resource everyone can harness. This comprehensive and compact historical work provides everything you need to learn about the theory and construction...

Bottled Lightning

by Seth Fletcher Hill and Wang (May 09, 2011)

Lithium batteries may hold the key to an environmentally sustainable, oil-independent future. From electric cars to a "smart" power grid that can actually store electricity, letting us harness the powers of...

The Green Workplace

by Leigh Stringer St. Martin's Press (September 27, 2010)

As 21st-century companies realize they'll need to be green to compete, sustainable ideas are spreading like wildfire throughout all fields of modern business. In The Green Workplace, Leigh Stringer, an expert...

The Way Home

by Mark Boyle Oneworld Publications (April 04, 2019)

It was 11pm when I checked my email for the last time and turned off my phone for what I hoped would be forever.

No running water, no car, no electricity or any of the things it powers: the internet, phone, washing...


by Vaclav Smil Oneworld Publications (January 05, 2017)

With one famous equation, E=mc2, Einstein proved all matter can be described as energy. It is everywhere and it is everything. In this newly updated and engaging introduction, renowned scientist Vaclav Smil...

Prepper's Total Grid Failure Handbook

by Arlene Fiebig & Alan Fiebig Ulysses Press (April 11, 2017)

The ultimate guide to creating, storing and utilizing lifesaving power in the most critical circumstances

Batteries don’t last forever. To successfully survive a long-term disaster, you’ll need self-reliant,...

Power from the Wind

by Dan Chiras New Society Publishers (May 01, 2017)

Power from the Wind is the completely revised and updated edition of the go-to guide for individuals and businesses interested in installing small wind energy systems. Written with the homeowner layperson in...

Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

by John Schaeffer New Society Publishers (October 20, 2014)

What book would you want if you were stranded on a desert island? Widely regarded as the "bible" of off-grid living, Real Goods Solar Living Source Book might be your best choice. With over six hundred thousand...

Serious Microhydro

by Scott Davis New Society Publishers (October 12, 2010)

Waterpower is the largest source of renewable energy in the world today, and microhydro is a mature, proven technology that can provide clean, inexpensive, renewable energy with little or no impact on the environment....


by Richard Heinberg New Society Publishers (July 01, 2009)

"Blackout is an important and timely book. In the form of this compact volume, one of the best and most productive peak oil authors working today has turned his customary scholarhsip, wisdom, wit and writing...


by Scott Davis & Corrie Laschuk New Society Publishers (July 01, 2003)

Hydroelectricity is the world’s largest—and cleanest—source of renewable -energy. But despite lively interest in renewables generally, there is an information vacuum about the smallest version of the technology...

Green Transportation Basics

by Dan Chiras New Society Publishers (August 31, 2010)

Our automobile culture is devastating for the environment, but private passenger vehicles are unlikely to disappear from our roads anytime soon. Greener cars and fuels will be a necessity for many years to come....

Solar Electricity Basics

by Dan Chiras New Society Publishers (July 01, 2010)

The future will be powered by renewables. As we transition away from finite and polluting fossil fuels, clean, reliable, and affordable renewable technologies such as solar electricity will become the mainstay...

The Human-Powered Home

by Tamara Dean New Society Publishers (November 01, 2008)

"The Human-Powered Home is a level-headed book which focuses on informing and entertaining. There is no utopian hyperbole, just useful facts and anecdotes that provide the foundation necessary to take appropriate...

What Did Einstein Have to Say? | Children's Physics of Energy

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Physics helps us learn how the world around us works. It is a powerful subject that helps express the creativity to see the world in more ways than one. Teaching the subject to kids will help improve the quantitative...

How Fast Is the Speed of Light? | Children's Physics of Energy

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Let’s break down physics into interesting bits and pieces so that kids would be encouraged to actually like the subject. The way to do that would be to use handpicked information and partner them with wonderful...

Are They Moving, or Are We? | Children's Physics of Energy

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Physics is one of the toughest subjects, it’s true. But it doesn't mean that you just have to give up on it and stop trying to teach your kids about it. This book will reinforce you in this Physics Mission!...

The Permaculture City

by Toby Hemenway Chelsea Green Publishing (July 17, 2015)

Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than...

Abundant Energy: The Fuel of Human Flourishing

by Kenneth P. Green AEI Press (October 16, 2011)

Abundant Energy is a concise guide to the role of energy in modern society and the ways energy policy affects life in the United Sates and around the world. Accessible and engaging in style, this brief volume...

Prepper's Total Grid Failure Handbook

by Alan Fiebig & Arlene Fiebig Ulysses Press (January 16, 2017)

The ultimate guide to creating, storing and utilizing lifesaving power in the most critical circumstances

With America's antiquated grid, it takes little to cause a power outage—everyday wind, and lightning...

Renewables: A review of sustainable energy supply options

by Professor David Elliott Institute of Physics Publishing (September 19, 2013)

Renewable energy is a fast-expanding field, welcomed by many as part of the answer to climate change and energy security concerns; but can renewables deliver enough energy reliably and economically? Rapid expansion...

The Problem of Increasing Human Energy, With Special References to the Harnessing of the Sun's Energy

by Nikola Tesla Dancing Unicorn Books (December 09, 2016)

Nikola Tesla was a genius who revolutionized how the world looks at electricity. "For ages this idea [that each of us is only part of a whole] has been proclaimed in the consummately wise teachings of religion,...

Power from the Sun: A Practical Guide to Solar Electricity¿Revised 2nd Edition

by Dan Chiras New Society Publishers (November 14, 2016)

The completely revised and updated guide to solar energy – everything you need to power your home or small business

Balancing Green Power: How to deal with variable energy sources

by Professor David Elliott Institute of Physics Publishing (April 08, 2016)

Renewable energy sources are large but some are variable and intermittent. The wide-scale use of renewable energy sources for energy supply will require the adoption of ways to compensate for their variability....

Beyond the Energy-Water-Food Nexus: New Strategies for 21st-Century Growth

by Will Sarni DoSustainability (June 01, 2015)

This concise guide goes beyond just identifying the problems and helps organizations abandon "business as usual" thinking to begin solving the issues found at the food, water and energy nexus.

Backyard Biodiesel: How to Brew Your Own Fuel

by Bob Armantrout & Lyle Estill New Society Publishers (March 30, 2015)

Make your own fuel, for a fraction of what you would pay at the pump

Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels

by Richard Heinberg New Society Publishers (March 16, 2015)

Essential, visionary essays about our post-carbon future

Sustainable Energy Options for Business

by Philip Wolfe DoSustainability (March 21, 2013)

Most businesses' major environmental impact comes from energy usage -- an area which companies can influence directly. The upside is that a business's cheapest unit of energy is also the least damaging to the...

Sustainable Transport Fuels Business Briefing

by David Thorpe DoSustainability (October 26, 2012)

Sustainable Transport Fuels Business Briefing explains the latest developments in the world of sustainable transport. By the time you finish this book, you will understand the pros and cons of all these technologies,...

Solar Photovoltaics Business Briefing

by David Thorpe DoSustainability (August 01, 2012)

This D?Short explains, for a UK business audience, the technical, scientific and economic aspects of solar photovoltaics (PV) technologies. It is useful to anyone considering a business use of solar PV, whether...