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

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

Label
The carbon crunch : how we're getting climate change wrong--and how to fix it
Title
The carbon crunch
Title remainder
how we're getting climate change wrong--and how to fix it
Statement of responsibility
Dieter Helm
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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% to almost 30% 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 continue to expand their coal use. As standards of living increase in developing countries, coal use can only increase as well--and global temperatures along with it.In this hard-hitting book, Dieter Helm looks at how and why we have failed to tackle the issue of global warming and argues for a new, pragmatic rethinking of energy policy--from transitioning from coal to gas and eventually to electrification of transport, to carbon pricing and a focus on new technologies. Lucid, compelling and rigorously researched, this book will have a lasting impact on how we think about climate change"--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Helm, Dieter
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Energy policy
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Energy conservation
  • Climatic changes
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation
Label
The carbon crunch : how we're getting climate change wrong--and how to fix it, Dieter Helm
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [260]-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt. 1. Why should we worry about climate change? -- How serious is climate change? -- Why are emissions rising? -- Who is to blame? -- pt. 2. 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? -- pt. 3. What should be done? -- Fixing the carbon price -- Making the transition -- Investing in new technologies -- Conclusion
Control code
785865193
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780300186598
Lccn
2012017386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The carbon crunch : how we're getting climate change wrong--and how to fix it, Dieter Helm
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [260]-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt. 1. Why should we worry about climate change? -- How serious is climate change? -- Why are emissions rising? -- Who is to blame? -- pt. 2. 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? -- pt. 3. What should be done? -- Fixing the carbon price -- Making the transition -- Investing in new technologies -- Conclusion
Control code
785865193
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780300186598
Lccn
2012017386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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