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

By: Helm, Dieter.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, c2012Description: xviii, 273 p. : 20 cm.ISBN: 9780300197198 (pbk.).Other title: Carbon crunch : how we are getting climate change wrong and how to fix it.Subject(s): Energy policy | Renewable energy sources | Energy conservation | Climatic changes -- Prevention | Greenhouse gas mitigationDDC classification: 333.79 HEL Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
pt. ONE Why should we worry about climate change? 1.How serious is climate change? 2.Why are emissions rising? 3.Who is to blame? pt. TWO Why is so little being achieved? 4.Current renewables technologies to the rescue? 5.Can demand be cut? 6.A new dawn for nuclear? 7.Are we running out of fossil fuels? 8.A credible international agreement? pt. THREE What should be done? 9.Fixing the carbon price 10.Making the transition 11.Investing in new technologies.
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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Includes bibliographical references (p. [260]-267) and index.

pt. ONE Why should we worry about climate change?
1.How serious is climate change?
2.Why are emissions rising?
3.Who is to blame?
pt. TWO Why is so little being achieved?
4.Current renewables technologies to the rescue?
5.Can demand be cut?
6.A new dawn for nuclear?
7.Are we running out of fossil fuels?
8.A credible international agreement?
pt. THREE What should be done?
9.Fixing the carbon price
10.Making the transition
11.Investing in new technologies.

"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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