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Global Energy Strategies : Living with Restricted Greenhouse Gas Emissions - James C. White

Global Energy Strategies

Living with Restricted Greenhouse Gas Emissions

By: James C. White (Editor)

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Published: 31st May 1994
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The world is getting warmer. Among scientists concerned with global climate change this is the broad consensus. How fast and by how much, are questions which cannot be answered quantitatively, but the probability of rising temperatures must be faced in a prudent manner - there is enough certainty of change so that we must anticipate and prepare before irreparable damage is done to our world. Even if it isn't going to be as bad as some people think, the actions we propose will benefit the earth and give us a kind of insurance. The root of the change is population growth, and its attendant demand for energy. While the developed world expects to hold future emissions relatively steady, the developing countries, where population growth is most rampant, will expand the use of energy as they aspire to a better quality of life. H greater energy use is inevitable it behooves us to produce that energy in the least objectionable manner, and to produce it where the cost is lowest in dollars, GNP, and environmental change.

Solar Powerp. 3
Wind Technology After A Decade of Developmentp. 11
The Potential for Biomass Energy and the Implications for Climate Changep. 17
Hydropowerp. 23
The Potential for Nuclear Powerp. 27
The Transportation Sectorp. 49
The Potential for Reducing Carbon Emissions Through Improved Efficiency in Industrial Processesp. 57
Increasing Economic Growth and Reducing Carbon Emissions Through Improved Energy Efficiencyp. 65
Long Term Options for Energy Supply and Demand Side Managementp. 77
Fossil Fuel and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Technologiesp. 91
The U.S. Energy Strategyp. 97
Integrating Energy and the Environmentp. 101
Reducing U.S. CO[subscript 2] Emissions - The Value of Flexibility in Timingp. 107
The Alternative Energy Futurep. 121
The State Perspectivep. 125
Why Do The Strategies Differ?p. 131
Russia/Eastern Europep. 143
Energy Use in India: Implications of Constrained Greenhouse Gas Emissionsp. 147
South Americap. 155
Reducing Energy-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Canadian Perspectivep. 159
Strategies for Improving Energy Efficiency and Reducing CO[subscript 2] Emissions in the European Community and the Netherlandsp. 163
Population, Environment and the Implication for Energy Usagep. 177
Greenhouse Gases and Emissions Tradingp. 183
Technology Transferp. 189
Energy Strategy: Is a Comprehensive Approach Possible?p. 195
Programsp. 207
Participantsp. 211
Indexp. 215
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ISBN: 9780306447082
ISBN-10: 0306447088
Series: Environmental Science Research
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 217
Published: 31st May 1994
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 1.48