Energy Efficiency Policies

Energy Efficiency Policies

by Victor Anderson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415086973

ISBN-13: 9780415086974

Pub. Date: 04/19/1993

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Victor Anderson makes a case for alternative policies which promote energy efficiency in response to the changing composition of the atmosphere and global warming. He focuses on the industrialized West which alone consumes half the world's energy. Anderson's argument centers on the need to end the greenhouse effect by making the transition from a carbon economy to

Overview

Victor Anderson makes a case for alternative policies which promote energy efficiency in response to the changing composition of the atmosphere and global warming. He focuses on the industrialized West which alone consumes half the world's energy. Anderson's argument centers on the need to end the greenhouse effect by making the transition from a carbon economy to one based upon renewable resources. He raises the question of the controversial progressive carbon tax and provides case studies of the low-cost attitude adopted by the United States as well as the United Kingdom's attempt to promote energy efficiency. The book concludes with a summary of 20 possible efficiency policies. In an area dominated by highly specialized studies, this book provides a practical, accessible and topical guide to preserving the earth's atmosphere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415086974
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/19/1993
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.26(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Carbon Crisis 2. The Price of Air 3. Arguments and Trends 4. Twenty Reasons For Energy Inefficiency 5. Politics For Energy Efficiency 6. U.K. Policies 7. Least Cost Planning 8. Policy Conclusions Appendices: 1. Global Warming and Cost-benefit Analysis 2. The New Economics Foundation 3. Bibliography Notes and References Index

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