How to operate this site
This site was created to inform readers about the book The Economical Environmentalist and help people trying to reduce their emissions. I have also co-authored a second book Repowering communities with Stephen Tindale which is being published in Summer 2011.
Reviews of the book
Tim Harford, Financial Times (The Undercover Economist) "Those of us resolving to lead a lower-carbon life in 2010 could do worse than acquire a copy of Prashant Vaze’s new book, The Economical Environmentalist...it is delightfully geeky and has the virtue of being right more often than not."
Natalie Bennett, Guardian Weekly "But then one of the cheering points about the book is that the author is neither proscriptive nor preachy: he's an economist, he's given you what must be the clearest and most accurate data available on every possible lifestyle choice, and with it some surprising facts."
Nicholas Stern "It is rare to read a book that so well combines solid analysis and real life experience with wit and candour. Vaze has drawn on his skills as a former Government economist to produce such a guide. This is an excellent book aimed at anyone genuinely interested in reducing their own emissions."
Purchasing the book
Order from Earthscan, the publisher, and receive a 20% discount on this and all other Earthscan books. Simply enter the voucher code EE20 in your shopping basket when purchasing from the Earthscan websiteOr you can buy it from Amazon. It's available in both paperback and hardback.
If you want to help develop the calculator or have any comments or suggestions about how to improve it please get in touch. New and better data is also welcome.