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What is a low carbon society?

Peake, Stephen (2012). What is a low carbon society? In: Herring, Horace ed. Living in a Low-Carbon Society in 2050. Energy, Climate and the Environment. Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 15–27.

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What would it be like to live in a low carbon world? Where our houses are heated not by gas, but by solar energy; where our cars run not on oil but on electricity; and where the countryside is empty of cows but full of new energy and food crops. Governments may talk about reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by eighty per cent by 2050, but any pursuit of significant change will require drastic changes in either our energy supply or our lifestyles, or preferably a combination of both. Combining theory, case studies and speculative fiction, a range of contributors, from leading UK academics to pioneering renewable activists, create a compelling picture of the potential perks and pitfalls of a low carbon future.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2012 Stephen Peake
ISBN: 0-230-28225-3, 978-0-230-28225-4
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Item ID: 33537
Depositing User: Stephen Peake
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2012 09:27
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 14:07
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