Energy and carbon emissions: the way we live today

the cover of the book

What's it all about?

This book is a collection of facts about energy use and carbon emissions, mainly in the UK. It is primarily aimed at the things we do at the personal level, so for example energy use in houses, in our travel and food and stuff we buy. I have facts about carbon emissions from meat versus lentils, energy use cooking in an oven versus on the hob, heat loss through different types of wall, and windows, and so on. There is also a chapter on agriculture, and one on world energy use, and some historical data which I found very surprising.


Related links

UIT Website
My publishers, for more advertising blurb.
Interactive simple home heating model
I wrote this based on the one in my book. It shows you approximately how much heat you are losing in different ways and how much you could save by adding insulation in various places.
I took facts from the book to make this quiz which Transition Cambridge have used to engage people in discussions about energy. Its very quick and you can use it at home too.
Myths and Surprises
This is a presentation about some of the most interesting and surprising things I found while researching the book.I first gave this talk as part of 'Soapbox in the Pub' at the Maypole in Feb 2011 but it has evolved a bit since then.
Energy Surprises Blog
As I keep finding more interesting things I am posting them onto this blog.