chapter  4
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Energy generation for a low carbon built environment

Determining which technologies to invest in to best meet our increasing energy demands whilst decarbonising energy supply is probably the most divisive topic for those working in the fields of energy and the built environment. Very few would argue with the need to move away from fossil fuels, but towards what, and how fast? Experts agree that the ‘what’ needs to be a mix of technologies, but in what proportions, and are there any that should be excluded?