Putting the Genie Back: Solving the Climate and Energy Dilemma

Putting the Genie Back: Solving the Climate and Energy Dilemma

by David Hone


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781787144484
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Publication date: 06/20/2017
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

David Hone is Chief Climate Change Advisor at Shell International Ltd. He joined Shell in 1980 after graduating as a Chemical Engineer from the University of Adelaide in Australia, and previously held positions in refinery technology, oil trading and shipping areas for Shell.
David has been the principal climate change adviser for Shell since 2001 and has represented the company in that capacity in a wide variety of forums. He is a board member of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), was Chairman of IETA from 2011-2013 and is a board member of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) in Washington.

Table of Contents

Glossary of Terms ix

Energy Definitions and Unit Abbreviations Used xiii

About the Author xvii

Foreword: Donald Trump and the Paris Agreement xix

Introduction xxv

1 Energy and Climate Change 1

Coal Consumption Affecting Climate 1

2 Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Temperature and Global

Change 1

Carbon Dioxide and Temperature 17

Climate Impacts 35

3 Counting Carbon 43

Potential Pathways 43

Rethinking Kaya 59

The Need for Carbon Capture and Storage 64

4 Why Carbon Pricing Matters 75

The Policy Landscape 75

Derivative Approaches 80

The Role of a Carbon Price 83

Governments and Carbon Pricing 87

Carbon Pricing in Practice 100

Designing the Policy Framework 105

Spending the Money 110

The Business Response 115

5 The Paris Agreement 121

Starring Global 121

Local 128

Design Considerations 130

The End Result 141

The Stretch Goal 145

Net-Zero Emissions 146

6 A Globally Relevant Policy Approach 161

A Global Carbon Price 162

Expansion via Linking 167

Globally Traded Offsets 172

Carbon Pricing and the Paris Agreement 178

A New Global Accounting Regimen 183

7 Engineering the Transition 191

Rates of Change 194

A Solar World 198

Deployment Constraints 203

Energy Delivery 208

Sector Challenges 211

Returning to CCS 218

Real World Scaling 220

8 Reaching an Outcome 227

Finding the Money 229

Geoengineering 233

In Conclusion 237

Notes 239

Index 249

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