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Energy, Climate and the Environment

Renewable Energy in the UK

Past, Present and Future

Authors: Elliott, David

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  • Gives a sharply critical review of the progress of renewable energy in the UK
  • Argues the UK's continued reliance on nuclear energy is holding it back from further development
  • Written by an academic actively involved in many of the developments in energy policy
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​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.   

About the authors

David Elliott is Emeritus Professor of Technology Policy at the Open University, UK. He worked initially with the UK Atomic Energy Authority at Harwell and then for the Central Electricity Generating Board in Bristol, before moving, in the early 1970's, to the Open University, where he carried out research and developed courses on technological innovation, focusing in particular on renewable energy technology development policy. Professor Elliott has written extensively on sustainable energy policy and is co-editor of Palgrave Macmillan’s ‘Energy, Climate and Environment’ series, and also editor of the long established journal, Renew.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £87.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04765-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £109.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04764-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Renewable Energy in the UK
Book Subtitle
Past, Present and Future
Authors
Series Title
Energy, Climate and the Environment
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04765-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04765-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04764-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 322
Number of Illustrations
19 illustrations in colour
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