Energy and carbon emissions: the way we live today
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.
- 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.