Climate Change and Global Energy Security Technology and Policy Options

ISBN-10: 0262516314
ISBN-13: 9780262516310
Edition: 2011
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Description: Tackling climate change and improving energy security are two of the twenty-first century's greatest challenges. In this book, Marilyn Brown and Benjamin Sovacool offer detailed assessments of the most advanced commercially available technologies  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 8/12/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Tackling climate change and improving energy security are two of the twenty-first century's greatest challenges. In this book, Marilyn Brown and Benjamin Sovacool offer detailed assessments of the 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 the deployment of these technologies and critically review public policy options crucial to their adoption. Arguing that society has all the technologies necessary for the task, Brown and Sovacool discuss an array of 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 cookstove program; and the U.S. Toxics Release Inventory. Brown and Sovacool argue that meeting the twin challenges of climate change and energy security will allow us to provide energy, maintain economic growth, and preserve the natural environment--without forcing tradeoffs among them.

Benjamin K. Sovacool is Assistant Professor in the Lew Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at theNational University of Singapore. He is the author of The Dirty Energy Dilemma: What'sBlocking Clean Power in the United States and other books.

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