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Green Energy

Green Energy
An A-to-Z Guide

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June 2011 | 568 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This initial volume in the SAGE Series on Green Society provides an overview of the social and environmental dimensions of our energy system, and the key organizations, policy tools, and technologies that can help shape a green-energy economy. Each entry draws on scholarship from across numerous social sciences, natural and physical sciences, and engineering. The urgency of climate change underscores the importance of getting the right technologies, policies and incentives, and social checks-and-balances in place. 

This reference resource will prepare those with a sparking interest in the topic to participate in what will hopefully become an equitable and intergenerational conversation about the impacts of our energy consumption and how to make it cleaner and greener. Via its 150 signed entries, Green Energy: An A-to-Z Guide provides students, professors, and researchers an invaluable reference, presented in both print and electronic formats. Its clear and accessible writing style, together with vivid photos, numerous cross-references, extensive resource guide, and other pedagogical tools make it a valuable tool for the classroom as well as for research purposes.

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"...Green Energy: An A-to-Z Guide, notable for authoritative content in an accessible electronic format, is highly recommended for undergraduate and large public libraries."

Nancy Cannon
BOOKLIST July 2010

“This should be a useful set of publications on a timely topic….”


"Green Energy is one volume in a new series of online encyclopedias titled 'The SAGE Reference Series on Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future.' This should be a useful set of publications on a timely topic.... Perhaps the most valuable aspect is the capability of searching on hyperlinks. Numerous cross-references are embedded in the various indexes and entries.... Written by experts in each field, some 150 signed entries give the history of a topic, offer some photos, and discuss how to improve or address the issues. Entries are clearly written in a relatively nontechnical style. An excellent and extensive resource guide lists key books, journal titles, and Web sites.... This is a comprehensive guide to the traditional aspects of energy and to future roles for consumers and energy providers. Summing Up: Recommended. ** All levels."

N. Kobzina,
University of California, Berkeley
Key features
  • A volume in the SAGE Series on Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future, this work may be purchased in either print or electronic formats (print version to be available June 2011), on its own or with other volumes at a series discount.
  • Along with the signed articles, pedagogical elements include a Chronology, a Resource Guide to further information, a Glossary of energy terms, and an Appendix of statistics on energy use worldwide.
  • A Reader's Guide and a thorough Index are tied to the flexible search and browse features of the SAGE e-Reference platform.
  • Signed entries conclude with Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Reading.
  • A well-known Series Editor, Paul Robbins (University of Arizona; editor of the 5-volume Encyclopedia of Environment & Society) teams with Volume Editor Dustin Mulvaney (University of California, Santa Cruz) and a team of Contributing Authors from universities and institutions worldwide to provide authoritative content your readers can trust.

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