Synopses & Reviews
Written and edited by the world's leading experts, Renewable Energy is the most comprehensive reference work on alternative energy ever published. Overall performance, cost, market potential, and environmental impact are assessed for fuels and electricity derived from hydroelectric, wind, photovoltaics, solar-thermal, geothermal, ocean, and biomass energy sources. In addition, practical and specific recommendations for promoting the adoption of renewables on a broad scale and presented and analyzed.
About the Author
Laurie Burnham consults on energy and environmental issues; she was formerly associate editor and editor in charge of single topic issues at Scientific America.
At the time of publication,Thomas B. Johannson was professor of energy systems analysis in the Department of Environment and Energy Systems at the University of Lund, Sweden.
Henry Kelly was senior associate at the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress.
Amula K.N. Reddy is founding director and president of the International Energy Initiative, a nonprofit North-South organization based in Bangalore, India, that promotes the efficient use and production of energy.
Robert H. Williams is senior research scientist at the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Princeton University.