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Brown, Marilyn A
Climate change and global energy security : technology and policy options / Marilyn A. Brown and Benjamin K. Sovacool
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2011
book jacket
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Subject(s) Renewable energy sources
Power resources
Energy policy
Environmental policy
Greenhouse gas mitigation -- International cooperation
Climatic changes
Physical Description x, 416 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [403]-411) and index
Contents 1. Motivation and organization of the book : Socio-technical approach ; Climate change and energy security ; Preview of chapters -- 2. A tale of five challenges : Electricity ; Transportation ; Forestry and agriculture ; Waste and water ; Climate change ; Conflicts and complementarities -- 3. Technologies for mitigating climate change : Energy end use ; Energy supply ; Capturing and sequestering carbon ; Reducing other greenhouse gases ; Integrated systems ; Synthesis -- 4. Technologies for geo-engineering and adaptation : Geo-engineering ; Adaptation ; Synthesis -- 5. 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 -- 6. 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 -- 7. The case for polycentric implementation : The benefits of global action ; The benefits of local action ; The case for polycentrism ; Challenges to polycentrism ; Conclusion -- 8. Case studies : Denmark's electricity policy, 1970-2001 ; Germany's feed-in tariff, 1990-2009 ; Brazil's ProƔlcool 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 -- 9. 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 -- Appendixes : A. Experts contacted and interviewed for case studies ; B. Methodology for case studies
Alternate Author Sovacool, Benjamin K

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