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Suggested Reading

There are hundreds of books and articles available on energy. Not all of them are in print. Amazon is an excellent source for new and used books, in and out of print. Google books is another good source.

Here are some titles to get you started. If you find reading matter you'd like to recommend, let us know and we'll add it to the list!


The Homeowner's Handbook to Energy Efficiency, John Krigger

Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings, Jennifer Thorne Amann

Insulate and Weatherize, Bruce Harley

The Home Energy Diet, Paul Scheckel

The Complete Guide to Reducing Energy Costs, Editors of Consumer Reports

Little House on a Small Planet, Shay Salomon

The Simply Solar House, Richard and Yoko Crume

Beyond Light Bulbs, Susan Meredith

Renewable Energy: General

Renewable Energy Made Easy, David Craddock

The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy, Dan Chiras

The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook, Greg Pahl

Direct Solar

Solar Water Heating, Bob Ramlow

Solar Photovoltaic

Photovoltaics: Design and Installation Manual, Solar Energy International

Practical Photovoltaics, Richard J. Komp

Third Generation Photovoltaics, M.A. Green


Wind Power, Paul Gipe

Windpower Workshop, Hugh Piggott

Homebrew Wind Power, Dan Bartmann

Generating Wind Power, Niki Walker

Power From the Wind, Dan Chiras

Educational: Children

Energy  and Power, Rosie Harlow

Energy From the Sun, Allan Fowler

Solar Energy Cheap Chart, School Specialty Publishing

Climate Change

The Rough Guide to Climate Change, Robert Henson

The Coevolution of Climate and Life, Stephen Schneider

The Long-Term Impacts of Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Levels, Gordon MacDonald

What We Know About Climate Change, Kerry Emanuel

The Atlas of Climate Change, Kirstin Dow

Climate Change:  A Multidisciplinary Approach, William James Burroughs