Integrating Climate, Energy, and Air Pollution Policies

Integrating Climate, Energy, and Air Pollution Policies

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ISBN-13: 9780262517874
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 08/10/2012
Series: The MIT Press
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gary Bryner was Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University, Director of the Natural Resources Law Center, and Research Professor at the University of Colorado School of Law until his death in 2010. His books include Global Warming: A Reference Handbook and Blue Skies, Green Politics.

Robert J. Duffy is Professor and Chair in the Department of Political Science at Colorado State University and the author of The Green Agenda in American Politics: New Strategies for the Twenty-First Century.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Introduction 1

2 Fragmentation, Policy Integration, and Policy Change 17

3 US Climate Policy 41

4 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Generating Electricity 71

5 Increasing Energy Efficiency and the Use of Alternative Energy 101

6 Transforming Transportation 129

7 Integrating Agriculture, Energy, and Climate Change Policies 155

8 Climate Change, Policy Integration, and Ecological Sustainability 177

Notes 201

References 205

Index 223

What People are Saying About This

Daniel Mazmanian

This book makes vividly clear that we cannot expect to achieve our alternative energy, clean air, and climate change goals outside of a more integrated and future-oriented policy framework. This is an important message for all concerned. The case is made through rich examples of the roots of the three policy areas and how they have evolved independently only to fall short in achieving today's goal of sustainable development, which requires dramatic reduction in air emissions combined with economic development, not just for today but for generations to come.

Henrik Selin

In this time of political controversy and policy fragmentation, Integrating Climate, Energy, and Air Pollution Policies analyzes how the United States can address related environmental problems in a more integrated way, producing better outcomes. Gary Bryner and Robert J. Duffy identify many policy options and co-benefits that should be pursued much more aggressively. This is a broadly accessible and thought-provoking book that deserves serious attention. It is also a testament to Gary Bryner's lifelong commitment to environmental issues and an embodiment of his impressive scholarly work.

Judy Layzer

This is a sophisticated but accessibly written book that deftly explains the confluence of climate change, energy, and air pollution. It offers a clear-eyed and candid analysis of the policy trade-offs we face as we struggle to curb our enthusiasm for fossil fuels. With its emphasis on integration and synergy, it suggests new alliances, new policies—and possibly even a new environmental politics.

Joseph F. C. DiMento

This is an important book, and should be carefully considered and absorbed. The goal is ambitious but the stakes are increasingly high; the authors' depth, breadth, and accuracy in each of the policy sectors addressed are compelling and insightful.

From the Publisher

This book makes vividly clear that we cannot expect to achieve our alternative energy, clean air, and climate change goals outside of a more integrated and future-oriented policy framework. This is an important message for all concerned. The case is made through rich examples of the roots of the three policy areas and how they have evolved independently only to fall short in achieving today's goal of sustainable development, which requires dramatic reduction in air emissions combined with economic development, not just for today but for generations to come.

Daniel Mazmanian, Sol Price School of Public Policy, The University of Southern California

This is a sophisticated but accessibly written book that deftly explains the confluence of climate change, energy, and air pollution. It offers a clear-eyed and candid analysis of the policy trade-offs we face as we struggle to curb our enthusiasm for fossil fuels. With its emphasis on integration and synergy, it suggests new alliances, new policies—and possibly even a new environmental politics.

Judy Layzer, Associate Professor of Environmental Policy, MIT

This is an important book, and should be carefully considered and absorbed. The goal is ambitious but the stakes are increasingly high; the authors' depth, breadth, and accuracy in each of the policy sectors addressed are compelling and insightful.

Joseph F. C. DiMento, School of Law, University of California, Irvine

In this time of political controversy and policy fragmentation, Integrating Climate, Energy, and Air Pollution Policies analyzes how the United States can address related environmental problems in a more integrated way, producing better outcomes. Gary Bryner and Robert J. Duffy identify many policy options and co-benefits that should be pursued much more aggressively. This is a broadly accessible and thought-provoking book that deserves serious attention. It is also a testament to Gary Bryner's lifelong commitment to environmental issues and an embodiment of his impressive scholarly work.

Henrik Selin, Department of International Relations, Boston University; author of Global Governance of Hazardous Chemicals and co-editor of Changing Climates in North American Politics

Endorsement

In this time of political controversy and policy fragmentation, Integrating Climate, Energy, and Air Pollution Policies analyzes how the United States can address related environmental problems in a more integrated way, producing better outcomes. Gary Bryner and Robert J. Duffy identify many policy options and co-benefits that should be pursued much more aggressively. This is a broadly accessible and thought-provoking book that deserves serious attention. It is also a testament to Gary Bryner's lifelong commitment to environmental issues and an embodiment of his impressive scholarly work.

Henrik Selin, Department of International Relations, Boston University; author of Global Governance of Hazardous Chemicals and co-editor of Changing Climates in North American Politics

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