carbon emissions cost Books

  • Shifting Mode: Low Carbon Strategies To Reduce Business Travel Costs

    Climate change, increasing fuel prices, regulation and shifting client expectations all present challenges for the way companies organise travel.Depending on the sector, business travel can account for up to three-quarters of a company’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A coherent, low carbon business travel strategy is therefore a central, and ...

  • Lowering the Cost of Emission Reduction: Joint Implementation in the Framework Convention on Climate Change

    Lowering the Cost of Emission Reduction by Dr Michael Ridley investigates a novel way to reduce the cost of carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide emission reduction. This book asks whether allowing countries to substitute emission reduction undertaken abroad in lieu of emission reduction at home will reduce the cost of emission reduction and ...

  • Low-Carbon Energy: A Roadmap

    SummaryTechnologies available today, and those expected to become competitive over the next decade, will permit a rapid decarbonization of the global energy economy. New renewable energy technologies, combined with a broad suite of energy-efficiency advances, will allow global energy needs to be met without fossil fuels and by adding only ...

  • Carbon Dioxide Removal from Coal-Fired Power Plants

    To diminish the threat of a rapidly changing climate, emissions of CO2 should be reduced. One way to reduce these emissions is CO2 removal -- the recovery of carbon dioxide from energy conversion processes and storage outside the atmosphere. This book, authored by one of the pioneers in this field, gives an extensive description of three ...

  • Smart Energy Resources Guide (EPA 600-R-08-049)

    This document discusses many opportunities to reduce emissions due to energy use from remediation activities. Examples include energy efficiency upgrades, implementing on-site renewable energy projects, and carbon sequestration. An overview of renewable energy technologies is presented including costs, availability, applicability, estimated ...

  • Alternative Water Supply Systems

    Owing to climate change related uncertainties and anticipated population growth, different parts of the developing and the developed world (particularly urban areas) are experiencing water shortages or flooding and security of fit-for-purpose supplies is becoming a major issue. The emphasis on decentralized alternative water supply systems has ...

  • Water and Energy: Threats and Opportunities - Second Edition

    For student edition please click here. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rapid and important developments in the area of energy - water nexus over the last two to three years have been significant. This new edition of Water and Energy: Threats and Opportunities is timely and continues to ...

  • Water and Energy: Threats and Opportunities - Second Edition - Student Edition

    This is the Paperback Student Edition of Water and Energy: Threats and Opportunities - Second Edition ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rapid and important developments in the area of energy - water nexus over the last two to three years have been significant. This new edition of Water and Energy: Threats ...

  • Twenty-First Century Macroeconomics

    The authors and editors of this volume challenge traditional assumptions about economic growth, and develop the elements of a reoriented macroeconomics that takes account both of environmental impacts and of social equity. Policies including carbon trading, revenue recycling, and reorientation of private and social investment are analyzed, ...

  • The Economics of Conservation Programs

    The objective of this book is to review and to analyze the economics of conservation programs in theory and in practice. Demand side management (DSM) is one of the most topical issues in regulating electric utilities, both in the United States and internationally. DSM consists of various measures at the level of demand (households, commerce, ...

  • Vision 2050 - The new agenda for business - full report

    The Vision 2050 report lays out a pathway leading to a global population of some 9 billion people living well, within the resource limits of the planet by 2050. This work results from an 18-month combined effort with CEOs and experts, and dialogues with over 200 companies and external stakeholders in some 20 countries.The report presents new ...

  • Vision 2050 - The new agenda for business - in brief

    The Vision 2050 report lays out a pathway leading to a global population of some 9 billion people living well, within the resource limits of the planet by 2050. This work results from an 18-month combined effort with CEOs and experts, and dialogues with over 200 companies and external stakeholders in some 20 countries.The report presents new ...

  • The Fourth Wave Environmental Revolution

    The author argues that creating a Green Economic Environment is the easiest and most cost-effective way of bringing results for the environment, of reducing greenhouse gases as well as contaminants and slowing down climate change. Most environmental problems directly result from the way economies are setup. The strategy proposed in the book would ...

  • The Earth Policy Reader

    If we have learned anything over the past year, it is that accounting systems that do not tell the truth can be costly. Faulty accounting systems have driven some of the world's largest corporations into bankruptcy, costing millions of people their lifetime savings, retirement income, and jobs.In The Earth Policy Reader, coauthored with Janet ...

  • Plan B: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

    We are creating a bubble economy an economy whose output is artificially inflated by drawing down the earth's natural capital.Each year the bubble grows larger as our demands on the earth expand. The challenge for our generation is to deflate the global economic bubble before it bursts.Throughout most of human history, we lived on the earth's ...

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