These open-source ‘primer’ reading recommendations have been curated to direct Members (that may be new to various topics) towards unbiased, high-quality science-based texts.
Sustainable Energy — without the hot air
For anyone with influence on energy policy, whether in government, business or a campaign group, this book should be compulsory reading. At last a book that comprehensively reveals the true facts about sustainable energy in a form that is both highly readable and entertaining. David MacKay's technique of simplifying the analysis in a step-by-step approach cuts through the "twaddle" he refers to which is often used to confuse, misdirect and distort by many that know better and by others who should know better. A "must read" for all those who have a part to play in addressing our climate crisis.
The circularity gap report
We work to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. As an impact
organisation, we identify opportunities to turn circular economy principles into practical
Chapter 1 - Energy Primer
Global Energy Assessment - Toward a Sustainable Future
Life is but a continuous process of energy conversion and transformation.
The accomplishments of civilization have largely been achieved through
the increasingly efficient and extensive harnessing of various forms of
energy to extend human capabilities and ingenuity
State-of-the art CAPEX data for water electrolysers, and their impact on renewable hydrogen price settings
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Within the framework of the Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (HIA) of the International Energy Agency (IEA), a new Task 38 was started early 2016, entitled "Power-to-Hydrogen and Hydrogen-to-X: System Analysis of techno-economic, legal and regulatory conditions". Within this framework, a specific task force was setup for the compilation of state-of-the-art technical and economical data on large-scale water electrolyser systems, both based on PEM and alkaline technology.
The future of Hydrogen
At the request of the government of Japan under its G20 presidency, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has produced this landmark report to analyse the current state of play for hydrogen and to offer guidance on its future development.