Book review: Energy efficiency by Steven Fawkes

11th February 2014

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Energy efficiency

Dr Steven Fawkes / Ashgate / Hardback / £65 / ISBN: 978-1-4094-5359-8

This book looks at energy efficiency from a macro to a micro level; encompassing everything from government policies to the practical implementation of energy-saving measures in an organisation.

It is an informative and thoroughly referenced book that could be particularly helpful for students writing a paper on this topic.

By taking a systems approach, the author provides a detailed insight into all the major aspects of energy efficiency, including:

  • energy management;
  • existing, new and emerging technologies;
  • the role governments can play in setting energy policy; and
  • financing energy savings.

It also provides an interesting perspective on the role that energy suppliers play. If you are interested in learning why, as a planet, we have only reached the dizzy heights of 11% energy efficiency Dr Steven Fawkes’s book is definitely worth a read.

Andrew Fletcher, CEnv, is environment and training director at ESP

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