|Author||: Zhang Xiao|
|Publisher||: Paths International Ltd|
|Release Date||: 2015-11-30|
|ISBN 10||: 1844644553|
|Pages||: 478 pages|
This book focuses on climate change and China, as well as international trade and China's environmental issues. It investigates the impact of globalization on sustainable development. As a new public issue, climate change has placed the whole world in two dilemmas, commercial rationality dominating our world cannot resolve such dilemmas, therefore greater wisdom is desperately needed, e.g. establishing new civilized norms and value system. The relationship between trade and poverty is discussed, and further effects of globalization on worldwide both environment and natural resource usage are analyzed by those quantitative analysis methods. The consequence of globalization is not only economic and income growth in some countries, but also ecological and social imbalance between countries (e.g. poverty). High lighting the fragility of the ecological environment and needy groups. How to understand and address the impacts of trade on China's resource consumption and environment? Is the he questions that this book intends to answer. (1) There was never a book in English on China's environment and development under globalization background;(2) The book is exclusively concerned with the social imbalance (e.g. poverty) in consequence of globalization;(3) More quantitative analysis methods are employed and more international comparisons are used in the book.
The Clean Coal Technology Demonstration (CCT Program), a model of government & industry cooperation, advances the Dept. of Energy's (DoE) mission to foster a secure & reliable energy system that is environmentally & economically sustainable. This report discusses the Fiscal Year 2000 CCT Program. Sections include: role of the CCT Program; program implementation; funding & costs; CCT Program accomplishments; CCT projects; historical perspective & legislative history; program history; environmental aspects; CCT project contacts; acronyms, abbreviations & symbols; & index of CCT projects & participants.
A provocative call for delegitimizing fossil fuels rather than accommodating them, accompanied by case studies from Ecuador to Appalachia and from Germany to Norway. Not so long ago, people North and South had little reason to believe that wealth from oil, gas, and coal brought anything but great prosperity. But the presumption of net benefits from fossil fuels is eroding as widening circles of people rich and poor experience the downside. A positive transition to a post-fossil fuel era cannot wait for global agreement, a swap-in of renewables, a miracle technology, a carbon market, or lifestyle change. This book shows that it is now possible to take the first step toward the post-fossil fuel era, by resisting the slow violence of extreme extraction and combustion, exiting the industry, and imagining a good life after fossil fuels. It shows how an environmental politics of transition might occur, arguing for going to the source rather than managing byproducts, for delegitimizing fossil fuels rather than accommodating them, for engaging a politics of deliberately choosing a post-fossil fuel world. Six case studies reveal how individuals, groups, communities, and an entire country have taken first steps out of the fossil fuel era, with experiments that range from leaving oil under the Amazon to ending mountaintop removal in Appalachia.
Presents a review of the Clean Coal Technology (CCT) Demonstration Program. It demonstrate & deploys a portfolio of technologies that will assure the U.S. recoverable coal reserves of 297 billion tons could continue to supply the nation's energy needs economically & in a manner that meets the nation's environmental objectives. Discusses program implementation, funding & costs, CCT Program accomplishments, CCT projects, historical perspectives & relevant legislation, program history, & environmental aspects. Includes CCT project contacts. Acronyms & abbreviations list. Photos. Charts & tables.
|Author||: Robert J. Johnston,Reed Blakemore,Randy Bell|
|Release Date||: 2020-01-10|
|ISBN 10||: 9781619770850|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
IPCC Report on sources, capture, transport, and storage of CO2, for researchers, policy-makers and engineers.
|Author||: National Research Council,National Academy of Engineering,National Academy of Sciences,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on America's Energy Future|
|Publisher||: National Academies Press|
|Release Date||: 2010-01-15|
|ISBN 10||: 0309116023|
|Pages||: 736 pages|
For multi-user PDF licensing, please contact customer service. Energy touches our lives in countless ways and its costs are felt when we fill up at the gas pump, pay our home heating bills, and keep businesses both large and small running. There are long-term costs as well: to the environment, as natural resources are depleted and pollution contributes to global climate change, and to national security and independence, as many of the world's current energy sources are increasingly concentrated in geopolitically unstable regions. The country's challenge is to develop an energy portfolio that addresses these concerns while still providing sufficient, affordable energy reserves for the nation. The United States has enormous resources to put behind solutions to this energy challenge; the dilemma is to identify which solutions are the right ones. Before deciding which energy technologies to develop, and on what timeline, we need to understand them better. America's Energy Future analyzes the potential of a wide range of technologies for generation, distribution, and conservation of energy. This book considers technologies to increase energy efficiency, coal-fired power generation, nuclear power, renewable energy, oil and natural gas, and alternative transportation fuels. It offers a detailed assessment of the associated impacts and projected costs of implementing each technology and categorizes them into three time frames for implementation.
Includes all works deriving from DOE, other related government-sponsored information and foreign nonnuclear information.
Concern over the effects of airborne pollution, green house gases, and the impact of global warming has become a worldwide issue that transcends international boundaries, politics, and social responsibility. The 2nd Edition of Coal Energy Systems: Clean Coal Technology describes a new generation of energy processes that sharply reduce air emissions and other pollutants from coal-burning power plants. Coal is the dirtiest of all fossil fuels. When burned, it produces emissions that contribute to global warming, create acid rain, and pollute water. With all of the interest and research surrounding nuclear energy, hydropower, and biofuels, many think that coal is finally on its way out. However, coal generates half of the electricity in the United States and throughout the world today. It will likely continue to do so as long as it's cheap and plentiful [Source: Energy Information Administration]. Coal provides stability in price and availability, will continue to be a major source of electricity generation, will be the major source of hydrogen for the coming hydrogen economy, and has the potential to become an important source of liquid fuels. Conservation and renewable/sustainable energy are important in the overall energy picture, but will play a lesser role in helping us satisfy our energy demands today. Dramatically updated to meet the needs of an ever changing energy market, Coal Energy Systems, 2nd Edition is a single source covering policy and the engineering involved in implementing that policy. The book addresses many coal-related subjects of interest ranging from the chemistry of coal and the future engineering anatomy of a coal fired plant to the cutting edge clean coal technologies being researched and utilized today. A 50% update over the first edition, this new book contains new chapters on processes such as CO2 capture and sequestration, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) systems, Pulverized-Coal Power Plants and Carbon Emission Trading. Existing materials on worldwide coal distribution and quantities, technical and policy issues regarding the use of coal, technologies used and under development for utilizing coal to produce heat, electricity, and chemicals with low environmental impact, vision for utilizing coal well into the 21st century, and the security coal presents. Clean Liquids and Gaseous Fuels from Coal for Electric Power Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) systems Pulverized-Coal Power Plants Advanced Coal-Based Power Plants Fluidized-Bed Combustion Technology CO2 capture and sequestration
"Ensuring access to climate-friendly technologies at affordable prices is a critical issue for international public policy - and one that cuts across economic, legal, security and geopolitical concerns. To keep the rise in average global temperatures below 2C, global greenhouse gas emissions must peak before 2020 and be reduced to 50-85 per cent below 2000 levels by 2050. Achieving these ambitious targets requires a critical mass of low carbon investment, innovation and deployment that meets mid- and long-term goals. The implications for corporate strategies and business models are profound. This report examines two issues: patent ownership of climate-friendly technologies, and the rate of technology diffusion. A polarized debate continues between proponents of strengthening intellectual property rights (IPR) regimes to encourage innovation of climate technologies on the one hand, and those calling for more IP-related flexibilities to ensure access to key technologies by developing countries on the other."--Publisher.
Most leaders of developed nations recognize the importance of following policies and strategies to achieve a low-carbon economy based on new and innovative technologies that are able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create new employment and growth. In the broad spectrum of the feasible decarbonisation pathways, the challenge for political and economic decision-makers is to weigh uncertain impact from different technologies and to build a comprehensive evidence-based framework for research, business, investment and policy decision-making. This book aims to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art technology in the Low Carbon Technology and Economy field, discussing a set of new technology approaches and environmental and economic implications.
4 articles: removing the hazards from coal's hazardous air pollutants; some facts about global climate change; power systems and the environmental challenges; and update on NOx control technologies. Illustrations.
|Author||: Miria Pigato,The World Bank|
|Publisher||: International Development in F|
|Release Date||: 2020-04-15|
|ISBN 10||: 1464815003|
|Pages||: 288 pages|
Technology Transfer and Innovation for Low-Carbon Development
Current developments: a weekly review of pollution control and related environmental management problems -- Decisions (later published in bound volumes. Environment reporter. Cases) --Monographs -- Federal laws -- Federal regulations --State air laws -- State water laws -- State solid waste, land use laws -- Mining.
|Author||: Chinese Academy of Engineering,Chinese Academy of Sciences,National Research Council,National Academy of Engineering,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on U.S.-China Cooperation on Electricity from Renewable Resources|
|Publisher||: National Academies Press|
|Release Date||: 2011-01-29|
|ISBN 10||: 0309160006|
|Pages||: 256 pages|
The United States and China are the world's top two energy consumers and, as of 2010, the two largest economies. Consequently, they have a decisive role to play in the world's clean energy future. Both countries are also motivated by related goals, namely diversified energy portfolios, job creation, energy security, and pollution reduction, making renewable energy development an important strategy with wide-ranging implications. Given the size of their energy markets, any substantial progress the two countries make in advancing use of renewable energy will provide global benefits, in terms of enhanced technological understanding, reduced costs through expanded deployment, and reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relative to conventional generation from fossil fuels. Within this context, the U.S. National Academies, in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), reviewed renewable energy development and deployment in the two countries, to highlight prospects for collaboration across the research to deployment chain and to suggest strategies which would promote more rapid and economical attainment of renewable energy goals. Main findings and concerning renewable resource assessments, technology development, environmental impacts, market infrastructure, among others, are presented. Specific recommendations have been limited to those judged to be most likely to accelerate the pace of deployment, increase cost-competitiveness, or shape the future market for renewable energy. The recommendations presented here are also pragmatic and achievable.