What We Need to Do Now: For a Zero Carbon Future
The UK has declared a 'climate emergency' and pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050. So how do we get there? Drawing on actions, policies and technologies already emerging around the world, Chris Goodall sets out the ways to achieve this. His proposals include:
-Building a huge over-capacity of wind and solar energy, storing the excess as hydrogen.
-Using hydrogen to fu
No doubt I’ll be going on and on about this stuff for weeks now. Also, I’m gunna buy an electric car.
Most of the suggestions are reasonable (improve insulation, electrify transportation, build large offshore wind farms), and some are well reasoned (he argues convincingly for a $100/ton CO2 tax), but some are less so. He seems to have drunk the cool-aid of Hydrogen as a miracle storage solution for electricity, without asking any uncomfortable questions. Storing hydrogen is neither easy nor efficient with current technology.
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Proposals you'll find in this book are mostly universal (that is, not only applicable to UK). We should prioritise global warming over other problems and this book should be a guideline for both governments and individuals ...more