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The carbon crunch : how we're getting climate change wrong--and how to fix it

Author: Dieter Helm
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite commitments to renewable energy and two decades of international negotiations, global emissions continue to rise. Coal, the most damaging of all fossil fuels, has actually risen from 25 per cent to almost 30 per cent of world energy use. And while European countries have congratulated themselves on reducing emissions, they have increased their carbon imports from China and other developing nations, who  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dieter Helm
ISBN: 9780300186598 0300186592
OCLC Number: 785865193
Description: xiii, 273 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Why Should We Worry About Climate Change? How serious is climate change? ; Why are emissions rising? ; Who is to blame?. --
Why Is So Little Being Achieved? Current renewables technologies to the rescue? ; Can demand be cut? ; A new dawn for nuclear? ; Are we running out of fossil fuels? ; A credible international agreement? --
What Should Be Done? Fixing the carbon price ; Making the transition ; Investing in new technologies.
Responsibility: Dieter Helm.

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Despite commitments to renewable energy and two decades of international negotiations, global emissions continue to rise. This book looks at how and why we have failed to tackle the issue of global  Read more...
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Honorable Mention, General-Non-Fiction category at the 2013 Green Book Festival sponsored by JM Northern LLC--Green Book Festival"JM Northern Media LLC" (05/08/2013)

 
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