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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 : Yale University Press, ©2012 2013.
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dieter Helm
ISBN: 9780300197198 0300197195
OCLC Number: 857658081
Notes: Originally published in hardcover in 2012. This paperback edition originally published 2013 with a new preface. -- Title page verso.
Description: xviii, 273 pages ; 20 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.
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Looks at how and why we have failed to tackle the issue of global warming. The author argues for a new, pragmatic rethinking of energy policy - from transitioning from coal to gas and eventually to  Read more...

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