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Clean Tech Clean Profits

Clean Tech Clean Profits

Using Effective Innovation and Sustainable Business Practices to Win in the New Low-carbon Economy

Adam Jolly

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Assess the role of innovation in developing profitable business strategies with this expert commentary on effective and profitable practice in the world's new low-carbon economy.

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About the book

Through a mixture of innovation and regulation, a future is being mapped out free of carbon and pollutants. The consequences of these changes could be as far-reaching as those triggered in the last 25 years by the web. Just as many winners and losers are likely to be created by the squeeze on carbon and the growth of clean technologies.
Designed for a wide management audience, Clean Tech, Clean Profits provides a practical guide to how organizations can re-think their operations, develop an innovative response, commercialize clean technologies and improve their efficiency. Its emphasis is on the specific steps that can be taken now in reviewing options, drawing up plans, upgrading a process, writing a specification or making an investment.


Table Of Contents

  • Section - ONE: The size of the challenge;
    • Chapter - 1.1: Towards the circular economy – Ellen MacArthur;
    • Chapter - 1.2: Energy innovation – Rob Saunders;
    • Chapter - 1.3: Zero Carbon Britain – Paul Allen;
    • Chapter - 1.4: Powering change – David Handley;
  • Section - TWO: The potential for innovation;
    • Chapter - 2.1: Low-carbon growth – Andy Eastlake;
    • Chapter - 2.2: Smarter buildings – Richard Solomon;
    • Chapter - 2.3: Efficiency gains – Andrew Mitchell;
    • Chapter - 2.4: Changes in corporate behaviour – Matt Bonass;
    • Chapter - 2.5: Clean options on major projects – Tom Woollard and Nick Cottam;
  • Section - THREE: How the market works;
    • Chapter - 3.1: Funding future energy – Jeremy Biggs;
    • Chapter - 3.2: The value of measuring carbon – Melanie Eddis and Nick Cottam;
    • Chapter - 3.3: Structuring techniques for demand-side management solutions – Michael Rudd;
    • Chapter - 3.4: Responsibly sourced – Ian Nicholson;
    • Chapter - 3.5: Energy system modelling – George Day;
    • Chapter - 3.6: Intellectual property for clean tech – Nick Sutcliffe;
  • Section - FOUR: Re-thinking energy;
    • Chapter - 4.1: New demands on electricity – Mark Thompson and Martin Queen;
    • Chapter - 4.2: Smart energy – Andrew Mitchell;
    • Chapter - 4.3: The supergrid – Godfrey Spickernell;
    • Chapter - 4.4: Prospects for self-generation – Jodie Huggett;
    • Chapter - 4.5: Pumped storage hydropower – Catherine Anderson;
    • Chapter - 4.6: Carbon capture and storage – Judith Shapiro;
  • Section - FIVE: Renewable sources;
    • Chapter - 5.1: De-risking ocean energy – Raymond Alcorn, Gordon Dalton, Mark Healy and Michael O’Connor;
    • Chapter - 5.2: Solar technology – Lee Sutton;
    • Chapter - 5.3: Offshore renewable energy – Nick Medic;
    • Chapter - 5.4: Biomass – Professor Mike Bradley;
  • Section - SIX: Environment;
    • Chapter - 6.1: Water – Cees Buisman and Leon Korving, Wetsus;
    • Chapter - 6.2: Current priorities for air pollution control – Professor Duncan Laxen;
    • Chapter - 6.3: Resource efficiency – Katherine Adams;
  • Section - SEVEN: Transport;
    • Chapter - 7.1: Powering tomorrow’s electric vehicles – Dr Mark Crittenden and Huw Hampson-Jones;
    • Chapter - 7.2: Transport design – Paul Priestman;
    • Chapter - 7.3: Low-carbon mobility – Liam Lidstone;
    • Chapter - 7.4: LPG Autogas – Rob Shuttleworth



Reviews

Clean Tech, Clean Profits is a refreshing surprise. Filled with facts on the impact of our lifestyles on the planet's resources, the book illustrates how business can incorporate clean technology principles into their operations, and commercialise new products and procedures which will improve eco-efficiency.
Quality World


Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749470418
  • Edition: 2
  • Published: 3rd July 2014
  • Hardback
  • Format: 244x177
  • 264 pages

About the Author

Adam Jolly is a business writer and editor, specializing in the management of growth, innovation, technology and risk. He has produced titles for many of Britain's leading business organizations, and his work appears regularly in the national press. He is the consultant editor of The Innovation Handbook, The Growing Business Handbook and The Handbook of European Intellectual Property Management, all published by Kogan Page.


Adam Jolly