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Ten Technologies to Fix Energy and Climate

Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Science & Mathematics, Current Affairs, Politics & Economics

Ten Technologies to Fix Energy and Climate

Chris Goodall

A good story for once: introducing the innovators and innovations that will tackle climate change head-on

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9781847652485 (1 Oct 2010)

About the book

Everyone agrees we need to slash global greenhouse emissions. But how do we actually achieve that? Politicians can set targets and consumers can try to live greener lives. But the world will only avoid runaway global warming with the help of technological breakthroughs.In this fascinating book, Chris Goodall profiles ten technologies to watch, explaining how they work and telling the stories of the inventors and entrepreneurs driving them forward. Some of Goodall's selections, such as the electric car, are familiar. Others are more surprising. Algae, for example, can soak up carbon dioxide and produce fuel, while charcoal made from waste vegetable and forestry matter can lock carbon into soils and reduce the need for fertilizers.
Cutting-edge and accessible, this is popular science at its most crucial.

About the author

Chris Goodall is a consultant and adviser to investors and companies across the fields of low-carbon energy and the circular economy. He is an academic referee for the journal Biomass and Bioenergy and his writing has appeared in the Guardian, The Ecologist and Abundance Generation. He is author of four books on energy and the environment, including Ten Technologies to Fix Energy and Climate, The Green Guide for Business and How to Live a Low-carbon Life.


Ten Technologies is superb - it cuts like lightning through the myths and muddled thinking surrounding energy issues. It is vital, topical, and a very fresh approach

- Mark Lynas

[A] brilliantly concise and clear-eyed account

- Fred Pearce, New Scientist


- BBC Focus

Goodall's book contains much of the information you'll need to follow the energy debates in years to come

- The Herald (Glasgow)

Cheer up, we can all save the planet. Books about climate change can be depressing, so three cheers for Chris Goodall's latest, Ten Technologies to Save the Planet, for its positive, pragmatic message.
...Best of all, you don't need science qualifications to understand it.
Written in an accessible, engaging style...
Small wonder, perhaps, that this timely, thoughtful book was recently chosen as one of the Financial Times Books of the Years. It provides some fascinating, carefully analysed insights into where we might go next..

- Oxford Times

Additional Information

Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Science & Mathematics, Current Affairs, Politics & Economics

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