Energy Efficiency Policies

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415086974
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/19/1993
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Carbon Crisis 1
2 The Price of Air 9
3 Arguments and Trends 17
4 Twenty Reasons for Energy Inefficiency 30
5 Policies for Energy Efficiency 36
6 UK Policies 45
7 Least Cost Planning 54
8 Policy Conclusions 62
Appendix 1. Global Warming and Cost-Benefit Analysis 70
Appendix 2. The New Economics Foundation 80
Appendix 3. Bibliography 82
Notes 83
Index 88
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