Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis * review *

Book Description

The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis is a comprehensive guide to the workings of today’s energy world, explaining the seductive nature of fossil fuels and the reasons why international climate change negotiations are proving so difficult. If you’re interested in escaping the trap of fossil fuels and moving to a low carbon world, this is the guide for you. Realistically looking at the pitfalls, pressures and prospects for renewable energy, The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis also shows that there is hope in new energy conservation techniques, made possible by smart grids and smart metering. You’ll also discover energy security issues and future tensions that could occur, like the possibility of the lights going out, jeopardising public support for a world of cleaner energy.

Guest Review by my mom!

This book provides a clear understanding of the energy crisis, its causes and the political and monetary concerns that prevent a quick fix. But it also provides an understanding of alternative energy sources, the obstacles and benefits, and how they might be implemented. Ultimately, it is the will of the people that drives the need for fossil fuels and other non-renewable resources. Developing countries are looking for cheap fuel, and so oil is chosen over the cleaner alternatives. Even in highly industrialized nations people generally go for the cheapest alternative - fossil fuels. So this book can provide many skills and methods for those who want to change their consciousness to embrace green alternatives. Highly recommended for young adults to the elderly.

Thanks so much to DK Canada for sending me a copy of this book to review.

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