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Renewable energy in the UK

Renewable energy in the UK

Elliott, David, 1943- author

This book offers a detailed account of how renewable energy has moved from the margins to the mainstream in the UK, and of the battles that have been fought to achieve this, trawling through the often troubled history of government involvement. ?This book offers a detailed account of how renewable energy has moved from the margins to the mainstream in the UK, and of the battles that have been fought to achieve this, trawling through the often troubled history of government involvement. The book examines how renewables became what now seem likely to be the dominant energy sources of the future. Renewable energy technologies, using solar and wind power and other natural energy sources, are now supplying around 30% of UK electricity and appear set to continue expanding to supply around 50% within the next decade. Although the emphasis of the book is on the UK, developments there are compared with those in other countries to provide an overall assessment of the relevance of the UK experience. Chapters explore why the UK still lags behind many other countries in deploying renewables, in part, it is argued, due to its continued reliance on nuclear power. The book ends with a discussion on what sort of changes may be expected over the coming years. The author does not assume a single answer, but invites readers to consider the possibilities

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Published Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019

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Statement of responsibility: David Elliott
ISBN: 3030047652, 9783030047658
Physical Description: 322 pages : illustrations (colour)
Series: Energy, climate and the environment
Subject: Environment and Ecology.; Energy industries & utilities; Energy technology & engineering; Environmental science, engineering & technology; Physical geography & topography; United Kingdom, Great Britain; Environmental management; Alternative & renewable energy sources & technology; Society & social sciences; Energy resources; Geography; Renewable energy sources Great Britain.; Society & culture: general; Energy; The environment
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Energy, climate and the environment.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9783030047641