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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Switched On: Renewable Energy Opportunities in the Tourism Industry

Switched On: Renewable Energy Opportunities in the Tourism Industry

This handbook explores how clean and renewable forms of energy can sustainably power the growing tourism sector. It provides the latest information on solar, wind, hydro, geothermal and biomass (plant and animal matter) resources and demonstrates how tourism businesses powered by renewable energy can reduce environmental impacts, generate benefits for local communities, and often lower costs. Written in simple non-technical language with specific tourism case studies, the handbook can help small and medium-sized tourism businesses assess which technologies and systems are most cost-effective, and how to negotiate with equipment suppliers and installers. Readers can follow clear, logical guidelines addressing details and costs of available technologies, designs and applications. The handbook may be ordered from UNEP for $15 (U.S.) or downloaded at this web site in sections available in PDF format.


United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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June 2003

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