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The Carbon Crunch

How We're Getting Climate Change Wrong--and How To Fix It

By Dieter Helm

Despite commitments to renewable energy and two decades of international negotiations, global emissions continue to rise. Coal, the most damaging of all fossil fuels, has actually risen from 25% to almost 30% of world energy use. And while European countries have congratulated themselves on reducing emissions, they have increased their carbon imports from China and other developing nations, who continue to expand their coal use. As standards of living increase in developing countries, coal use can only increase as well—and global temperatures along with it.

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Format: Book
Author: Helm, Dieter
Summary: "Despite commitments to renewable energy and two decades of international negotiations, global emissions continue to rise. Coal, the most damaging of all fossil fuels, has actually risen from 25% to almost 30% of world energy use. And while European countries have congratulated themselves on reducing emissions, they have increased their carbon imports from China and other developing nations, who continue to expand their coal use. As standards of living increase in developing countries, coal use can only increase as well--and global temperatures along with it.In this hard-hitting book, Dieter Helm looks at how and why we have failed to tackle the issue of global warming and argues for a new, pragmatic rethinking of energy policy--from transitioning from coal to gas and eventually to electrification of transport, to carbon pricing and a focus on new technologies. Lucid, compelling and rigorously researched, this book will have a lasting impact on how we think about climate change"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The carbon crunch : how we're getting climate change wrong--and how to fix it / Dieter Helm.
Publisher Date: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, c2012.
Subject: Energy policy Renewable energy sources Energy conservation Climatic changes -- Prevention. Greenhouse gas mitigation. SCIENCE / Environmental Science SCIENCE / Energy.
Isbn: 9780300186598 0300186592
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Format: Book
Author: Helm, Dieter.
Summary: "Despite commitments to renewable energy and two decades of international negotiations, global emissions continue to rise. Coal, the most damaging of all fossil fuels, has actually risen from 25% to almost 30% of world energy use. And while European countries have congratulated themselves on reducing emissions, they have increased their carbon imports from China and other developing nations, who continue to expand their coal use. As standards of living increase in developing countries, coal use can only increase as well--and global temperatures along with it.In this hard-hitting book, Dieter Helm looks at how and why we have failed to tackle the issue of global warming and argues for a new, pragmatic rethinking of energy policy--from transitioning from coal to gas and eventually to electrification of transport, to carbon pricing and a focus on new technologies. Lucid, compelling and rigorously researched, this book will have a lasting impact on how we think about climate change"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The carbon crunch : how we're getting climate change wrong--and how to fix it / Dieter Helm.
Publisher, Date: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, c2012.
Description: xiii, 273 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Energy policy
Subjects: Renewable energy sources
Subjects: Energy conservation
Subjects: Climatic changes -- Prevention.
Subjects: Greenhouse gas mitigation.
Subjects: SCIENCE / Environmental Science
Subjects: SCIENCE / Energy.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [260]-267) and index.
LCCN: 2012017386
ISBN: 9780300186598
ISBN: 0300186592
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Call Number: 333.79 Hel