Monthly Archives: June 2012

Hay festival launch for The Home Energy Handbook (my new book!)

I’m pleased to announce that CAT will be holding a launch event for my new book The Home Energy Handbook at the Hay-on-Earth stage at the Hay Festival on Thursday 7th June. The launch event will be held between 10 and 11 am. Signed copies of the book will be available in Pembertons on-site book shop immediately after the event. Please do come along and chat about the book and pick up a copy.

I’m really proud of the book. I’ve been working on it for two years, along with four other writers, Peter Harper and Paul Allen from CAT and Nicky Ison and Jarra Hicks from Community Power Agency. It’s been designed to be as friendly, approachable and good looking as possible by my colleagues at CAT Graham Preston and Annika Faircloth. It’s quite a different book for me but I hope anyone who knows about my work will embrace the energy challenges set down within it and find inspiration from it.

The Home Energy Handbook is the first practical book to cover all the key areas of home and community energy in one volume: from mapping out the great energy challenges of the 21st Century, through calculating and cutting your carbon emissions, to implementing practical energy projects in your home and community. No other book offers such a complete and dedicated guide to all the major energy saving- and renewable energy generation technologies, whilst showing how these technologies can be used to create social change.

Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition movement has said this about the book: “The Home Energy Handbook is a hugely valuable resource for individuals, households, communities and local and national decision makers. There is a revolution afoot in terms of how we imagine energy generation. This is its manifesto.”

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