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The Best Book I Have Seen On Saving Energy

Posted by solargary (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 30, 07 at 10:39

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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RE: The Best Book I Have Seen On Saving Energy

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!

Heres one that Ive enjoyed and highly recommend:

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

Its available at Chapters and elsewhere.



Here is a link that might be useful: Chapters

RE: The Best Book I Have Seen On Saving Energy

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.


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