Global Energy Strategies: Living with Restricted Greenhouse Gas Emissions / Edition 1by Center for Environmental Information (U, International Conference on Global Energ
Pub. Date: 05/28/1994
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
The world is getting warmer. Among scientists concerned with global climate change this is the broad consensus. How fast and by how much, are questions which cannot be answered quantitatively, but the probability of rising temperatures must be faced in a prudent manner - there is enough certainty of change so that we must anticipate and prepare before irreparable damage is done to our world. Even if it isn't going to be as bad as some people think, the actions we propose will benefit the earth and give us a kind of insurance. The root of the change is population growth, and its attendant demand for energy. While the developed world expects to hold future emissions relatively steady, the developing countries, where population growth is most rampant, will expand the use of energy as they aspire to a better quality of life. H greater energy use is inevitable it behooves us to produce that energy in the least objectionable manner, and to produce it where the cost is lowest in dollars, GNP, and environmental change.
Table of ContentsThe Potential for Non-Fossil Fuel Energy Sources: Solar Power; A. Polansky. Wind Technology After a Decade of Development; R. Swisher. The Potential for Reducing Carbon Emissions through Efficiency: The Transportation Sector; S. Plotkin. The Potential for Reducing Carbon Emissions through Efficiency in Industrial Processes; M. Ross. U.S. Energy Policies and Strategies: The U.S. Energy Strategy; E.R. Williams. Integrating Energy and the Environment; A. Christofaro. Global Energy Strategies: The Perspectives of Developing Countries and Economics in Transition: Russia/Eastern Europe; A. Kalinin. Energy Use in India; A. Mathur. Integrating Concerns of Developing and Developed Nations: Population and Energy Use; M.S. Strauss. Greenhouse Gases and Emissions Trading; A. LeBlanc, D.J. Dudek. 20 additional articles. Index.
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