carbon emissions reduction Books

  • Cement Technology Roadmap 2009 : Carbon emissions reductions up to 2050

    Cement Technology Roadmap: Carbon emissions reductions up to 2050” calls for strong national policies to activate known CO 2 mitigation actions that the cement industry can take now to reduce its emissions. It also issues a call to action to develop commercially-viable carbon capture and storage technologies as a method for further reducing global ...

  • Carbon Reduction: Policies, Strategies and Technologies

    In this time of increasingly pressing concern about global climate change and its potentially irreversible and detrimental impacts on the world's population, it is considered urgent to find effective means for significantly reducing local, regional, national and international greenhouse gas emissions in homes, businesses, industries 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 ...

  • Blue Carbon : The Role of Healthy Oceans in Binding Carbon

    This report explores the potential for mitigating the impacts of climate change by improved management and protection of marine ecosystems and especially the vegetated coastal habitat, or blue carbon sinks.The objective of this report is to highlight the critical role of the oceans and ocean ecosystemsin maintaining our climate and in assisting ...

  • Brand Emissions Leaders Report 2009

    This Brand Emissions Leaders Report provides a groundbreaking analysis of the performance of company-level brands against their competitors. Using objective carbon emissions criteria, ENDS Carbon assessed carbon performance in four key areas:Which brands have the best or worst carbon disclosure? How quickly are different brands reducing their ...

  • 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 ...

  • Worldwatch Report: Renewable Revolution: Low-Carbon Energy by 2030

    SummaryHumanity can prevent catastrophic climate change if we act now and adopt policies that reduce energy usage by unleashing the full potential of energy efficiency in concert with renewable energy resources. However, this goal is not likely to be achieved if our only measure of success is emissions reductions; climate change is fundamentally a ...

  • A Sectoral Approach: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in the Cement Industry

    This economic and policy modeling project is designed to improve understanding of the impacts of different carbon policies on emissions reductions, global trade and regional market shares in the cement sector. The results of the study show that cement production is likely to more than double by 2030, based on current demand ...

  • 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 ...

  • Climate Actions

    The Cement Sustainability Initiative's (CSI) “Climate Actions” publication details the results of industry efforts to address major sustainability challenges. These include: a sector-specific CO2 Accounting and Reporting Protocol, a global database of cement plant energy and emissions performance, a new approach to the Clean Development Mechanism, ...

  • Global Warming and Economic Development

    Three questions need to be addressed when discussing the global warming issue. First, is a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions necessary? Second, if the answer is yes, what is the optimal level of CO2 emissions? Third, who should be held responsible for reducing CO2 emissions? This book addresses these three questions by formulating a ...

  • Global Warming

    Global Warming: Engineering Solutions goes beyond the discussion of what global warming is, and offers complete concrete solutions that can be used to help prevent global warming. Innovative engineering solutions are needed to reduce the effects of global warming. Discussed here are proposed engineering solutions for reducing global warming ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • Environmental Economics and the International Economy

    Thirteen papers addressing current issues in international environmental economics. They analyze the relationship between trade liberalization and environmental policy; the impact of trade liberalization on environmental quality; investigate problems of commitment faced by regulating authorities; provide new insights into the Porter hypothesis; ...

  • Improving the Clean Development mechanism: Options and Challenges Post-2012

    With a substantial project pipeline and more than 500 million Certified Emission Reductions issued to date, the Clean Development Mechanism has rapidly become a central pillar of the international carbon market. Nevertheless, growing criticism has been directed against a number of perceived shortcomings, from disappointing environmental and ...

  • Future Electricity Technologies and Systems

    Where will our electricity come from in the future, and how will we use it? The UK is aiming for a 60% reduction of 1990 carbon dioxide emission levels by 2050, yet the electricity industry and patterns of electricity use must change radically if this is to be achieved. This authoritative overview analyses a range of possible scenarios for the ...

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