Energy Efficiency Policies

Energy Efficiency Policies

by Victor Anderson
     
 

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…  See more details below

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
1The Carbon Crisis1
2The Price of Air9
3Arguments and Trends17
4Twenty Reasons for Energy Inefficiency30
5Policies for Energy Efficiency36
6UK Policies45
7Least Cost Planning54
8Policy Conclusions62
Appendix 1. Global Warming and Cost-Benefit Analysis70
Appendix 2. The New Economics Foundation80
Appendix 3. Bibliography82
Notes83
Index88

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