Sustainable Energy Options for Business

By (author) Wolfe, Philip

The major environmental impact of most businesses derives from energy usage. The upside of this is that using energy more responsibly improves profitability. A business's cheapest unit of energy is also the one which is least damaging to the planet: the unit you don't use. There are many ways to make your organization's energy usage more sustainable. In Sustainable Energy Options for Business Philip Wolfe outlines the best available options for (1) reducing energy use and (2) improving the sustainability of energy supply. After an introduction to regulatory drivers and management issues, Wolfe looks at energy opportunities in five key areas: Saving on energy usage; Finding more sustainable sources of energy; Generating renewable electricity; Producing renewable heat; Indirect energy sustainability options. Also included: An 'energy checklist' to help identify your best options and important quick wins, plus a handy reference list, signposted from annotations in the text.

「Nielsen BookData」より


  • Introduction: Carbon and money * What do we mean by sustainable energy? * Energy trends and policy drivers * Energy and growth * International and national policy * Decarbonising national energy supplies * 2: Managing your energy options * Energy strategy and management * What you can't influence * What you can influence * How to decide where to start * Whose job is it anyway? * 3: Using energy smarter * Where's it all going? * Make energy visible * The 'negawatt' - a major cash cow * Other ways you might be warming * Sustainability drive
  • reading the label * Life cycle costing * Financial and moral support * 4: Using greener energy * Fuel switching * Buying green power * Bilateral contracts * 5: Generating sustainable electricity * What are the renewable electricity options? * How to choose between them * It doesn't have to be your building * What energy contribution is feasible? * Developing a renewable power project * Making renewable power pay * 6: Producing sustainable heat * Using renewable fuels * What are the renewable heat options? * Combined heat and power * Choosing your renewable heat system * What energy contribution is feasible? * Making renewable heat pay * 7: Indirect measures * Waste to energy * Smarter ways to get there * It's all about people * Working with suppliers and other stakeholders * Conclusion: Evaluating your options
  • getting some quick wins * Bibliography, links & references * Other publications worth reading * Regulatory incentives and legislation * Other useful organisations and websites * Further references in the text

「Nielsen BookData」より


書名 Sustainable Energy Options for Business
著作者等 Wolfe, Philip
シリーズ名 DoShorts
出版元 Dō Sustainability
刊行年月 2013.03.21
ページ数 82p
大きさ H210 x W148
ISBN 9781909293427
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス