Carbon Reduction: Policies, Strategies and Technologies / Edition 1

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Significant reduction of local, regional, national and international greenhouse gas emissions in homes, businesses, industries and communities has become an international priority. This book describes in clear, concise, and understandable terms the nature and scope of the climate change problem. The authors combine their considerable expertise to offer guidelines for defining and applying effective carbon reduction policies, strategies, and technologies. They propose a well-defined road map which can be implemented to help control and abate the alarming increases in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420083828
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/15/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

The Importance of Reducing Carbon Emissions
Increased Use of Carbon-Based Fuels
Carbon Emissions
The Costs of Reducing U.S. Carbon Emissions
Potential for Reducing Carbon Emissions
Transportation Systems
The Problem of Climate Change
Basics of Climate Change
Conceptual Framework
The Problem of Carbon Dioxide
Links Between Fossil Fuels & Carbon Emissions
Costs of Adjustment Strategies
The Environmental Impacts of Carbon Emissions
Sources of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
Carbon-Induced Environmental Concerns
The Kyoto Protocol
U.S. Initiatives & Reactions to the Kyoto Protocol
The Montreal Protocol
Governmental Carbon Reduction Programs
Initiatives by Federal Governments
International Public-Private Partnerships
Regional Initiatives in the U.S.
State Programs in the U.S.
Local Carbon Reduction Policies
Local Impact of Carbon Emissions
Local Governmental Policies
Cities Going Green
Austin City Limits on Carbon
Cambridge Community Carbon Reduction Project
Ranking Cities Based on Their Carbon Emissions
Public & Private Sector Partnerships
International Local Governmental Initiatives
Carbon Strategies for Buildings
Concept of Green Buildings
Green Building Construction Practices
Green Construction Methodologies
Building Preservation
Green Building Rating Systems
Energy Star Buildings
Zero Energy Buildings
Net Positive Energy Buildings
Carbon Neutral Construction
Technologies that Reduce CO2 Impact
Potential Impact of Alternative Energy
Energy Systems & Their Importance in Reducing Atmospheric Carbon
Alternative Energy as A Carbon Reduction Solution
Technologies for Water Conservation
Landfill Gas Extraction
Electrical Energy Storage
Distributed Generation
Nuclear Energy
Questionable Technologies
Carbon Sequestration Technologies
Enhancement of Natural Process & Geoengineering
Carbon Sequestration Technologies & Procedures
Enhanced Oil Recovery
Zero Emission Coal Technologies
Carbon Sequestration in Oceans
Processing CO2 Using Algae
Agricultural Methane Capture
Alternatives to Sequestration
Corporate Carbon Reduction Programs
The Automobile Industry
Utility Companies
Service Industries
Green Banking & Financial Service
Supply Chain Assessments
The Dark Side of Carbon Credits
Industrial & Manufacturing Carbon Reduction Technologies
Impact of Industrial Carbon Emissions
The Metrics of Carbon Reduction
Modeling Systems
Special Application for the Industrial Sector
Industrial Carbon Reduction Technologies
Utility Case Studies
Manufacturing Going Green
Organizational Structures & Resources
Organizational Structures
Internal & External Resources
Leadership & Decision-Making Processes
Developing Interdisciplinary Teams
Action Plan for Implementing Carbon Reduction
Developing a Carbon Reduction Management Plan
Real World Results of Carbon Reduction Programs
Replicable Models
What to Do When Strategies Fail
Creative Financial Approaches to Carbon Reduction
Carbon Offsets as a Financial Incentive
Costs of Carbon Capture Systems
Financial Solutions to Carbon Reduction
Energy Savings Performance Contracts
Creating a "Win-Win" Energy Efficiency Savings Plan
Implementing Successful Carbon Reduction Programs
Strategic Planning
Cap & Trade Programs
Carbon Emissions Trading Mechanisms vs. Emissions Taxes
Transportation Systems & Alternatives
The Future of Carbon Reduction Programs
Reducing Carbon Emissions
Information Tools for Sustainable Solutions
Reducing Carbon Emissions: Future Strategies
Merging Local, State & Federal Government Policies
Carbon Markets
The Future of Energy Substitutes
Redesigning Buildings with Carbon Reduction Practices
Advances in Electric Utility Systems
Bibliography, Appendix, Index

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