Penalties: assessing the environmental and health impacts of energy use

Peake, Stephen; Everett, Bob; Boyle, Godfrey and Ramage, Janet (2012). Penalties: assessing the environmental and health impacts of energy use. In: Boyle, Godfrey; Everett, Bob; Peake, Stephen and Ramage, Janet eds. Energy Systems and Sustainability: Power for a Sustainable Future (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 505–569.

Abstract

This chapter reviews the predominant penalties of energy use, primarily in terms of the major causes for concern (climate change, air pollution, accident risk, etc.). It focuses mainly on the environmental and health impacts of fossil and nuclear fuels; those of hydroelectricity, wind power and the other renewable energy sources are also briefly mentioned.

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