The Renewable Energy HandbookPublisher: Energy Probe
Year Published: 1977
Book Type: Handbooks/Manuals
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX304
The Renewable Energy Handbook was produced in order to provide more information to people interested in finding alternatives to large energy developments like the McKenzie Pipeline and our growing Nuclear Programme.
Abstract: The Renewable Energy Handbook was produced in order to provide more information to people interested in finding alternatives to large energy developments like the McKenzie Pipeline and our growing nuclear programme. It is divided into three sections: the nature of energy, energy use in Canada and three possible directions for a future Canadian Energy Policy. The first direction is to continue in our present policy of large developments, which are expensive not only in money but in the environmental effect on the North, loss of farmland in the South and in the power held by those in control of centralized energy systems. The second direction is basically the same with more emphasis put on conservation, but still relying on investment in the nuclear programme. The third direction is renewable energy sources, the advantages being diversity, simplicity and environmental safety.
Section Two of the Handbook discusses the technologies of many different renewable energy sources such as solar, biomass, wind, tidal power, geothermal, including storages of these energies. Section Three deals with the manner and time in which Canada's needs might be realistically met by renewable energy sources.
The last part of the book includes lists of resource people and renewable energy businesses as well as a bibliography.