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Climate change and global energy security : technology and policy options

Author: Marilyn A Brown; Benjamin K Sovacool
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011.
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Tackling climate change and improving energy security are two of twenty-first century's greatest challenges. In this book, Marilyn Brown and Benjamin Sovacool offer detailed assessments of most advanced commercially available technologies for strengthening global energy security, mitigating the effects of climate change, and enhancing resilience through adaptation and geo-engineering. They also evaluate the barriers  Read more...
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Brown, Marilyn A.
Climate change and global energy security.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2011.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn A Brown; Benjamin K Sovacool
ISBN: 9780262016254 0262016257 9780262516310 0262516314
OCLC Number: 702647425
Description: x, 416 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Motivation and organization of the book : Socio-technical approach ; Climate change and energy security ; Preview of chapters --
A tale of five challenges : Electricity ; Transportation ; Forestry and agriculture ; Waste and water ; Climate change ; Conflicts and complementarities --
Technologies for mitigating climate change : Energy end use ; Energy supply ; Capturing and sequestering carbon ; Reducing other greenhouse gases ; Integrated systems ; Synthesis --
Technologies for geo-engineering and adaptation : Geo-engineering ; Adaptation ; Synthesis --
Barriers to effective climate and energy policies : Public goods, market failure, and policy failure ; Barriers to cost effectiveness ; Fiscal, regulatory, and statutory barriers ; Intellectual-property barriers ; Other cultural, social, and institutional barriers ; Toward carbon lock-in --
Overcoming barriers to effective climate and energy policies : The risk paradigm versus the precautionary principle ; Types of public policies and ways to evaluate them ; Putting a price on carbon ; Complementary policies ; The need for synergy --
The case for polycentric implementation : The benefits of global action ; The benefits of local action ; The case for polycentrism ; Challenges to polycentrism ; Conclusion --
Case studies : Denmark's electricity policy, 1970-2001 ; Germany's feed-in tariff, 1990-2009 ; Brazil's Proálcool program and promotion of flex-fuel vehicles, 1975-2009 ; Singapore's urban transport policy, 1971-2009 ; Bangladesh's Grameen Shakti, 1996-2009 ; China's national improved stove program, 1983-1998 ; The oasis project in the Atlantic rainforest of Brazil, 2006-present ; The toxic releases inventory in the United States, 1988-2007 ; Conclusion --
Conclusions : The socio-technical nature of climate and energy challenges ; Justification for government intervention ; Speed, scope, and scale ; The power of polycentrism ; Coordinated, progressive, and consistent policies --
Appendix A : Experts contacted and interviewed for case studies --
Appendix B : Methodology for case studies.
Responsibility: Marilyn A. Brown and Benjamin K. Sovacool.

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Tackling climate change and improving energy security are two of twenty-first century's greatest challenges. In this book, Marilyn Brown and Benjamin Sovacool offer detailed assessments of most advanced commercially available technologies for strengthening global energy security, mitigating the effects of climate change, and enhancing resilience through adaptation and geo-engineering. They also evaluate the barriers to deployment of these technologies and critically review public policy options crucial to their adoption. Arguing that society has all technologies necessary for the task, Brown and Sovacool discuss options available today, including high-efficiency transportation, renewable energy, carbon sequestration, and demand-side management. They offer eight case studies from around the world that document successful approaches to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and improving energy security. These include the Danish approach to energy policy and wind power, Brazil's ethanol program, China's improved cook stove program; and the U.S. Toxics Release Inventory. Brown and Sovacool argue that meeting twin challenges of climate change and energy security will allow us to provide energy, maintain economic growth, and preserve natural environment.

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