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Energy Systems and Sustainability, by Godfrey Boyle
An introduction to the economic, social, environmental, and policy issues raised by current systems of energy use.
Hubbert's Peak : The Impending World Oil Shortage, by Kenneth S. Deffeyes
This is an extension of the original concept proposed by M. King Hubbert in the 1950s, that oil production follows a bell curve. The dates vary, but the declining side of the curve is convincingly demonstrated.
Renewable Energy, by Godfrey Boyle
Provides an overview of the principal types of renewable energy and examines the environmental impact and future prospects of different energy sources.
Beyond Oil : The View from Hubbert's Peak, by Kenneth S. Deffeyes
This continuing discussion of declining oil production offers dire predictions for a world without petroleum, but also lays out the alternatives at length.
Published by the Earth Island Institute, the journal reports on a wide range of environmental activist organizations around the world.