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Climate Change and Energy Policy : Proceedings of the Conference October 21-24 1991, Los Alamos, NM - W. Paciesas

Climate Change and Energy Policy

Proceedings of the Conference October 21-24 1991, Los Alamos, NM

By: W. Paciesas (Editor)


Published: 1st May 1992
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The first conference of its kind explicitly designed to encourage the integration of the climate change community with the energy policy- making and research communities. The book looks at climate change on many levels including its economic impact and its effect on energy technologies. Of interest to energy researchers and policy makers.

Layout of the Bookp. 3
Opening Remarksp. 6
Introduction of Keynote Speakerp. 8
Keynote Addressp. 10
Status of the Science of Climate Change
"Assessing Global Climate Change: When Will We Have Better Evidence?"p. 17
"When Will We Have Better Evidence for Climate Change Due to Anthropogenic Emissions?"p. 32
"Observed Global Warming: Are We Sure?"p. 40
"Reliability of the Models: Their Match with Observations"p. 63
"Implication of Anthropogenic Atmospheric Sulphate for the Sensitivity of the Climate System"p. 75
"Toward Regional Climate-Change Scenarios: How Far Can We Go?"p. 109
"Regional-Scale Simulations of the Western U.S. Climate"p. 122
"Simulations of Greenhouse Trace Gases Using the Los Alamos Chemical Tracer Model"p. 134
"Snow Hydrology"p. 149
"Global Simulations of Smoke from Kuwaiti Oil Fires and Possible Effects on Climate"p. 155
"Possible Effects of Smoke from Kuwaiti Oil Fires on Climate and Society"p. 160
Climate Change, Energy Technologies, and Economics
"National Energy Strategies and the Greenhouse Problem"p. 167
"An Overview of Energy Technology Options for Carbon Dioxide Mitigation"p. 176
"The Technology and Economics of Energy Alternatives"p. 192
"Global Trends in Energy Use: Indications for Research"p. 197
"The Contribution of Energy Efficiency to Sustainable Development in Developing Countries"p. 204
"Brazil--Energy Policies and Economic Development"p. 219
"World Population Growth as a Scaling Phenomenon and the Population Explosion"p. 241
"Technology Options to Meet Environmental Requirements: Insight from MARKAL Modeling"p. 249
"Integrated Assessment of Energy Technologies for CO2 Reduction in the Netherlands"p. 260
"The Accelerator Transmutation of Waste (ATW) Concept for Radioactive Waste Destruction and Energy Production"p. 278
"Implementing the Nuclear Option"p. 290
"The Modular HTGR: Its Possible Role in the Use of Safe and Benign Nuclear Power"p. 307
"CANDU Heavy Water Reactors and Fission Fuel Conservation"p. 322
"Future Contributions of Renewable Energy Technologies and Impacts on CO2 Emissions"p. 330
"Energy Conservation Versus Renewables and the Threat of Global Warming"p. 341
"Hot Dry Rock"p. 369
"Calculating the Net Greenhouse Warming Effect of Renewable Energy Resources: Methanol from Biomass"p. 378
Abstract: "Making Better Use of Carbon: The Co-Production of Iron and Liquid Fuels"p. 391
Abstract: "Solid Fuel Conversion for the Transportation Sector"p. 392
"Waste-to-Energy, Municipal--Institutional"p. 393
"CFC and Halon Restrictions: Impacts on Energy"p. 405
"Supply Price Analysis of Power Sector Demand Management and Supply Options"p. 410
Climate-Change Policy and Decision Making
"The Human Dimensions of Climate Change"p. 421
"What the Greenhouse Skeptics Are Saying"p. 430
"Climate Change: Is the Message to Politicians: Just Wait and See?"p. 434
"Sequential Policies for Abating Global Climate Change"p. 440
"The Greenhouse Effect: Political Decision Making and the Application of Upwelling Diffusion Models"p. 457
"Energy Policy in the Light of Global Climate-Change Uncertainty"p. 469
"Environmental Factor in International Aid Programmes and Technology Transfer"p. 474
"Low-Cost Energy Production: The Responsibility of the Developed Countries Toward the Less Developed"p. 479
"The British Coal Approach to Global Climatic Change"p. 482
"Canada's Responses to the Climate-Change Issue"p. 489
"A Brief Overview of the Netherlands Policy with Regard to the Climate-Change Issue"p. 490
"The Role of the University in Addressing Environmental Concerns"p. 495
Abstract: "Socioeconomic Benefits of a Global Warming Event"p. 500
Panel Discussions and Conclusions on Integrating Climate-Change and Energy Policy
Panel One: Climate-Change Scientists' Perspectivesp. 503
Panel Two: Energy Researchers' and Policy Makers' Perspectivesp. 509
General Discussion: Climate-Change and Energy Policyp. 516
"Impressions of Workshops on Energy Technologies/Environmental Impacts"p. 520
"Transportation and the Global Environment"p. 522
"Concluding Observations: Integrating Climate-Change and Energy Policy"p. 528
"Summary Talk and Concluding Remarks"p. 530
Appendix A: Conference on Climate-Change and Energy Policy: Executive Summaryp. 535
Appendix B: Global Climate Change: Its Mitigation Through Improved Production and Use of Energy: Conference Agendap. 537
Appendix C: Global Climate Change: Its Mitigation Through Improved Production and Use of Energy: Conference Participantsp. 545
Colophonp. 554
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ISBN: 9781563960178
ISBN-10: 1563960176
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 554
Published: 1st May 1992
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 16.26  x 2.92
Weight (kg): 0.82