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Small is Profitable - The Hidden Economic Benefits of Making Electrical Resources the Right Size

Amory B Lovins et al 
Earthscan  November 2002  



Softcover  420 Pages  ISBN 9781881071075      £130.00
Published in association with Rocky Mountain Instistute

Voted 'Book of the Year 2002, for Business and Economics' by The Economist magazine.

Today's electricity industry - large power stations feeding a nationwide grid - will have to change. This book explains why, and what will replace it: decentralised and distributed electrical resources which can have up to ten times the economic benefits.

The authors - all leading experts in the field - identify and explain clearly and thoroughly over 200 different benefits, so that engineers will understand the engineering efficiencies available.

The book is set to become a classic. Everyone with a stake in the electricity and energy industries will have to have it, including engineering and financial practitioners, business managers and strategists, public policy-makers, designers and interested citizens.

Contents

Executive Summary
Preface

Part 1 NEEDS AND RESOURCES

1.1 THE INFLECTION POINT
1.2 CONTEXT: THE PATTERN THAT CONNECTS
1.3 WHERE WE START: THE EXISTING POWER SYSTEM
1.4 FINE-GRAINED THINKING
1.5 UNCERTAINTY REIGNS
1.6 CAUTIONS AND HERESIES

Part 2 BENEFITS OF DISTRIBUTED RESOURCES

2.1 INTRODUCTION
2.2 SYSTEM PLANNING
2.3 CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION
2.4 OTHER SOURCES OF VALUE

Part 3 A CALL TO ACTION:
POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS AND MARKET IMPLICATIONS FOR DISTRIBUTED GENERATION

3.1 A FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION
3.2 POLICY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
3.3 POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS
3.4 IMPLICATIONS FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR
3.5 WHY DISTRIBUTED GENERATION MATTERS TO EVERY CITIZEN

Table of defined terms
Table of illustrations
References
About the authors
About the publisher
Table of distributed benefits (printed on the front and rear endpapers)

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