• The Biofuel Delusion: The Fallacy of Large Scale Agro-Biofuels Production book cover

    The Biofuel Delusion

    The Fallacy of Large Scale Agro-Biofuels Production

    By Mario Giampietro, Kozo Mayumi

    Faced with the twin threats of peak oil and climate change, many governments have turned for an answer to the apparent panacea of biofuels. Yet, increasingly, the progressive implementation of this solution demonstrates that the promise of biofuels as a replacement to fossil fuels is in fact a…

    Paperback – 2015-06-25
    Routledge

  • The Jevons Paradox and the Myth of Resource Efficiency Improvements book cover

    The Jevons Paradox and the Myth of Resource Efficiency Improvements

    By John M. Polimeni, Kozo Mayumi

    �The Jevons Paradox�, which was first expressed in 1865 by William Stanley Jevons in relation to use of coal, states that an increase in efficiency in using a resource leads to increased use of that resource rather than to a reduction. This has subsequently been proved to apply not just to fossil…

    Paperback – 2015-06-25
    Routledge

  • Domestic Microgeneration: Renewable and Distributed Energy Technologies, Policies and Economics book cover

    Domestic Microgeneration

    Renewable and Distributed Energy Technologies, Policies and Economics

    Edited by Iain Staffell, Daniel J.L. Brett, Nigel P. Brandon, Adam D. Hawkes

    Microgeneration – producing energy for the home, in the home – is a substantial improvement over the current centralised and detached energy model employed the world over. Domestic Microgeneration is the first in-depth reference work for this exciting and emerging field of energy generation. It…

    Hardback – 2015-06-24
    Routledge

  • The Rebound Effect in Home Heating: A guide for policymakers and practitioners book cover

    The Rebound Effect in Home Heating

    A guide for policymakers and practitioners

    By Ray Galvin

    This is a definitive guide to the rebound effect in home heating – the increase in energy service use after a technological intervention aimed at reducing consumption. It sets out what the effect is, how it plays out in the home heating sector, what this implies for energy saving initiatives in…

    Paperback – 2015-06-18
    Routledge
    Building Research and Information

  • The Hierarchy of Energy in Architecture: Emergy Analysis book cover

    The Hierarchy of Energy in Architecture

    Emergy Analysis

    By Ravi Srinivasan, Kiel Moe

    The laws of thermodynamics—and their implications for architecture—have not been fully integrated into architectural design. Architecture and building science too often remain constrained by linear concepts and methodologies regarding energy that occlude significant quantities and qualities of…

    Paperback – 2015-06-12
    Routledge
    PocketArchitecture

  • Energy Storage book cover

    Energy Storage

    Edited by Marc A. Rosen

    This new Routledge collection brings together the major works on the many types of energy-storage technologies and systems, as well as their applications. The energy-storage topics covered include battery storage, hydrogen energy storage, flywheel energy storage, compressed gas energy storage,…

    Hardback – 2015-06-08
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Natural Resources

  • The Biomass Assessment Handbook: Energy for a sustainable environment book cover

    The Biomass Assessment Handbook

    Energy for a sustainable environment, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Frank Rosillo-Calle, Peter de Groot, Sarah L. Hemstock, Jeremy Woods

    The increasing importance of biomass as a renewable energy source has led to an acute need for reliable and detailed information on its assessment, consumption and supply. Responding to this need, and overcoming the lack of standardised measurement and accounting procedures, this best-selling…

    Paperback – 2015-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Bioenergy

  • Heat Pump Planning Handbook book cover

    Heat Pump Planning Handbook

    By Jürgen Bonin

    The Heat Pump Planning Handbook contains practical information and guidance on the design, planning and selection of heat pump systems, allowing engineers, designers, architects and construction specialists to compare a number of different systems and options. Including detailed descriptions of…

    Paperback – 2015-05-29
    Routledge

  • Energy, Environment and Green Building Materials: Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Energy, Environment and Green Building Materials (EEGBM 2014), November 28-30, 2014, Guilin, Guangxi, China book cover

    Energy, Environment and Green Building Materials

    Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Energy, Environment and Green Building Materials (EEGBM 2014), November 28-30, 2014, Guilin, Guangxi, China

    Edited by Ai Sheng

    The 2014 International Conference on Energy, Environment and Green Building Materials (EEGBM2014) was held November 28-30, 2014, in Guilin, Guangxi. EEGBM2014 provided a valuable opportunity for researchers, scholars and scientists to exchange their new ideas and application experiences face to…

    Hardback – 2015-05-29
    CRC Press

  • Hydrogen Energy: Economic and Social Challenges book cover

    Hydrogen Energy

    Economic and Social Challenges

    Edited by Paul Ekins

    Hydrogen could be a significant fuel of the future, with the potential to make a major contribution to the resolution of pressing social and environmental problems such as carbon emissions, energy security and local air pollution. This book, based on four years of detailed research, subjects the…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge

  • Plant Resources for Food, Fuel and Conservation book cover

    Plant Resources for Food, Fuel and Conservation

    By Robert Henry

    Agriculture and food production have a large footprint on the landscape globally and compete for space with land for nature conservation. This book explores the competition between the food needs of a growing human population and the conservation of biodiversity as intensified by the emerging use…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge

  • Green vs. Green: The Political, Legal, and Administrative Pitfalls Facing Green Energy Production book cover

    Green vs. Green

    The Political, Legal, and Administrative Pitfalls Facing Green Energy Production

    By Ryan M. Yonk, Randy T. Simmons, Brian C. Steed

    Renewable and carbon-neutral energy have been promoted as the future of energy production in the United States. Non-traditional energy sources show promise as alternatives to fossil fuels and may provide a sustainable source of energy in increasingly uncertain energy markets. However, these new…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Environmental Policy and Politics

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