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Every home should have one!, 8 July 2009
This book is an essential read and reference for anyone who is serious about helping the world get off fossil fuels before humanity makes the planet uninhabitable.
'If it can't be measured it can't be managed' was never truer, and Prof MacKay makes us look at the numbers about renewable energy in a simple, dispassionate and entertaining way that will grip the reader from cover to cover.
Every aspect of energy use and generation is covered including what we and other animals eat and excrete. The book generates no direct income for the author whose motivation is,I believe, a true concern for the future of all life forms on earth.