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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Acknowledgements
About the author
2Solar thermal power
Solar heating
Solar thermal electricity
Solar thermal – the future
3Low energy techniques for cooling
Ground coupling using air
Groundwater/aquifer cooling and warming
Evaporative cooling
Phase change cooling
Daytime operation
Desiccant dehumidification and evaporative cooling
Solar-assisted desiccant dehumidification with air conditioning
Refrigeration
Ammonia-absorption cooling
Thermionic cooling
Night-time cooling
Hollow core slab
Chilled beams and ceiling
4Geothermal energy
Geothermal electricity
Heat pumps
5Wind power
Types of small-scale wind turbine
Building integrated systems
6Photovoltaic cells
Amorphous silicon cells
Dye-based cells
Monolithic tandem concentrator cells
Flexible solar panels
Plastic solar cells
Photovoltaics: cost projections
Photovoltaics and urban design
7Fuel cells
Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell
Phosphoric acid fuel cell (PAFC)
Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFCs)
Alkaline fuel cells (AFCs)
Molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFCs)
Hydrogen, the agent of social reform
Fuel cells and the UK
Nuclear fusion
8Bioenergy
Utilization of biofuels
Anaerobic digestion from waste
Biofuel for transport
Summary
9Microgeneration and combined heat and power
Micropower and CHP
Stirling combined heat and power
Free piston Stirling engines (FPSE)
10Small-scale hydro
Micro-hydro
11Wave and tide
Large-scale tidal energy
Offshore impoundment
Tidal currents
12Prospects for the energy infrastructure
Towards a hydrogen economy
The road ahead
Hydrogen storage
Electricity storage
Combined heat and power (CHP)
Barriers to progress
Conclusion
13Materials
Concrete
Glass
Insulation
Smart materials
Smart fluids
14The photonic revolution
The light-emitting diode (LED)
Photonics in communication
15Building integrated renewable energy: case studies
Malmö – city of the future
Government Training Centre, Germany
National Trust Offices, Swindon, UK
CIS Tower, Manchester, UK
Eden Project Phase 4: Education Resource Centre – the Core
Council offices, King’s Lynn
‘SkyZed’
Beddington Zero Energy Development (BedZED)
16Sustainability on a knife edge
The spectre of energy
Coal
Index
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2003-2007 Sustainability at the Cutting Edge - BUENO!

2003-2007 Sustainability at the Cutting Edge - BUENO!

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