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Flavin, Christopher

Overview
Works: 231 works in 548 publications in 6 languages and 15,324 library holdings
Genres: Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Honoree, Other, Interviewee, coo, Contributor, Speaker
Classifications: GF1, 333.79
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Most widely held works by Christopher Flavin
Saving the planet : how to shape an environmentally sustainable global economy by Lester R Brown( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes an environmental research team's plan for a global economy
Running on empty : the future of the automobile in an oil-short world by Lester R Brown( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an initial assessment of the fast changing oil outlook and its implications for the future of the automobile. Until recently, there was little reason to doubt that the automobile's role would continue to expand for the forseeable future. But that assumption no longer seems so certain. The automobile and the sprawling global auto industry are entering perhaps the most difficult period in their history. Their difficulties stem chiefly from the twin problems of growing precariousness in the world's oil supplies and rapidly rising oil prices
Renewable energy : the power to choose by Daniel Deudney( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long a dream of tinkerers and visionaries, renewable energy has now come of age. Technical innovations and successful development efforts in the last decade show that humanity can meet many of its energy needs by harnessing the inexhaustible flows of energy that come from the sun, the winds, the waters, living plants, and the earth itself. Here is a hard-nosed yet hopeful look at the global energy future. Daniel Deudney and Christopher Flavin of the Worldwatch Institute assess the advances being made in developing the major renewable sources of energy. Wood and hydropower already play crucial roles in the world energy economy. Passive solar design, wood alcohol, wind machines, and solar photovoltaic cells are among the "new" energy sources likely to grow in use most rapidly. Individual countries will pave the way with particular technologies, as has already been shown by Brazil in alcohol fuels, Japan in solar collectors, and the Philippines in geothermal energy. Renewable energy is not only an economical alternative to coal and nuclear power, the authors argue, but can help relieve unemployment, environmental degradation, and other pressing problems. The book describes what life could be like in a world powered by renewable energy, noting that differences in climate, natural resources, and economic philosophy will help determine which energy sources are used in various regions. Going beyond the generalities that have dominated recent energy policy debates, Deudney and Flavin detail a plan of action to promote sound energy development in rich and poor nations alike. They conclude that institutions and politics -- not resource limits -- constrain the use of renewable energy. - Jacket flap
Power surge : guide to the coming energy revolution by Christopher Flavin( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Turkish and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world energy economy is poised for a sweeping shift away from imported oil and environmentally damaging coal during the next few decades, according to the findings in Power Surge, the latest book from the Worldwatch Institute. Pushed by the need to stabilize the earth's climate, and pulled by the investment opportunities that beckon, global energy markets are beginning a rapid move to more efficient, decentralized, and cleaner systems, echoing the shift from mainframe to personal computers during the 1980s. Among the emerging changes expected: a new generation of lightweight, super-efficient electric cars that can be refueled at home; the rapid conversion of coal and nuclear plants to efficient gas turbines; a new generation of mass-produced wind and solar generators that are cost-competitive with the most advanced fossil plants; tiny fuel cells and rooftop solar panels that allow people to generate their own electricity; and the gradual emergence of nonpolluting hydrogen as the world's main energy carrier, supplanting oil and natural gas
Slowing global warming : a worldwide strategy by Christopher Flavin( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate of hope : new strategies for stabilizing the world's atmosphere by Christopher Flavin( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rising sun, gathering winds : policies to stabilize the climate and strengthen economies by Christopher Flavin( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the petroleum age : designing a solar economy by Christopher Flavin( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powering the future : blueprint for a sustainable electricity industry by Christopher Flavin( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy and architecture : the solar and conservation potential by Christopher Flavin( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reassessing nuclear power : the fallout from Chernobyl by Christopher Flavin( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of the automobile in an oil-short world by Lester R Brown( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building on success : the age of energy efficiency by Christopher Flavin( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World oil : coping with the dangers of success by Christopher Flavin( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electricity for a developing world : new directions by Christopher Flavin( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electricity's future : the shift to efficiency and small-scale power by Christopher Flavin( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and German and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear power : the market test by Christopher Flavin( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wind power, a turning point by Christopher Flavin( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and Spanish and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper deals with the potential of wind power and some of the issues involved with harnessing the wind
Low-carbon energy : a roadmap by Christopher Flavin( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Technologies available today, and those expected to become competitive over the next decade, will permit a rapid decarbonization of the global energy economy. New renewable energy technologies, combined with a broad suite of energy-efficient advances, will allow global energy needs to be met without fossil fuels and by adding only minimally to the cost of energy services."--Page 5
Electricity from sunlight : the future of photovoltaics by Christopher Flavin( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Spanish and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Saving the planet : how to shape an environmentally sustainable global economy
Alternative Names
Flāfīn, Krīstūfir

Flavin, Christofer

Flavin, Christopher

Flāvīn, Krīstūfir

فلافين، كريستوفر

كريستوفر فلافين

플래빈, 크리스토퍼 1955-

플레빈, 크리스토퍼 1955-

フレイヴィン, クリストファー

フレイヴィン, クリストファー 1955-

フレイビン, クリストファー

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Power surge : guide to the coming energy revolutionRising sun, gathering winds : policies to stabilize the climate and strengthen economies