The Best Book I Have Seen On Saving Energy

solargaryMarch 30, 2007


I ran across this book recently:

"The Carbon Buster's Home Energy Handbook, Godo Stoyke, 2007

170 pages, $13, New Society Publishers

It is the best all around book on reducing energy use, reducing carbon

emissions, and saving money that I have seen (and I have looked at a

ton of such books :) ).

It provides detailed descriptions of several dozens of projects, and

provides energy saving, carbon saving, initial cost, cost saving, and

return on investment for each. The projects cover all types of home

energy use as well as transportation.

It is also the first book I have seen that accurately describes the

large impact that electric power plants have on carbon emissions, and

the importance of reducing electricity use.

I got mine and Barnes, but I suspect its available at all the usual



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Hi Gary,

Seeing as I respect your opinions, I went downtown today (using public transportation of course!) and bought this book. Looks like a real winner!

HereÂs one that IÂve enjoyed and highly recommend:

ÂNatural Home Heating by Greg Pahl, published by Chelsea Green.

ItÂs available at Chapters and elsewhere.



Here is a link that might be useful: Chapters

    Bookmark   March 31, 2007 at 8:59PM
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Thanks for that recommendation. We just bought a house built in 1980 and didn't realize what a serious energy hog it is. We've switched almost all of the bulbs to flourescents, and I'm trying to get more ideas, so I can't wait to get a hold of the book.


    Bookmark   April 5, 2007 at 5:10PM
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