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Economic Regulation and the Design of a Carbon Infrastructure for Alberta

Nigel Bankes and Rick Nilson

in Energy Networks and the Law: Innovative Solutions in Changing Markets

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199645039
eISBN:
9780191738647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645039.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

This chapter deals with the development and potential regulation of a new form of infrastructure, a carbon infrastructure, to accommodate the adoption of industrial-scale carbon capture and storage ... More


Legal Aspects of Carbon Capture and Storage

Nigel Bankes and Martha Roggenkamp

in Beyond The Carbon Economy: Energy Law in Transition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199532698
eISBN:
9780191701054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532698.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is one of a number of potential technological options to reduce anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide. The literature generally identifies up to four different ... More


International Legal Responses to the Challenges of a Lower-Carbon Future: Climate Change, Carbon Capture and Storage, and Biofuels

Catherine Redgwell

in Beyond The Carbon Economy: Energy Law in Transition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199532698
eISBN:
9780191701054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532698.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Many of the current twenty-first-century concerns in transitioning to a lower carbon economy could be seen emerging in the close of the twentieth century. Sustainable development and its implications ... More


Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage

Howard Herzog

in The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199573288
eISBN:
9780191808616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573288.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a means of mitigating global climate change. It begins by describing the fundamentals of CCS technology, its current status and costs, and ... More


Coal: A Nonrenewable Energy Type

Paul F. Meier

in The Changing Energy Mix: A Systematic Comparison of Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190098391
eISBN:
9780190098421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190098391.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

Coal has two main energy applications, with about 90% used for electricity generation and 10% used for commercial and residential heating. In terms of electricity generation in the United States, ... More


India and Climate-change Mitigation

Vijay Joshi and Urjit R. Patel

in The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199573288
eISBN:
9780191808616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573288.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines India's role in climate-change mitigation. It notes India's unwillingness or refusal to join a treaty and take on internationally agreed binding targets and argues that the ... More


The Future of Climate Change: Adaptation, Mitigation, Geoengineering and Decarbonization

Han Dolman

in Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198779308
eISBN:
9780191824388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779308.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

The role of adaptation and mitigation to climate change is described using the concept of planetary boundaries. The future evolution of the main reservoirs of carbon is described. The role of the ... More


EU Climate-change Policy—A Critique

Dieter Helm

in The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199573288
eISBN:
9780191808616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573288.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter offers a critique of the EU's climate-change policy, focusing on the 2008 package of measures. It first considers the measures taken so far, notably in respect of the Kyoto Protocol, and ... More


The Global Deal on Climate Change

Cameron Hepburn and Nicholas Stern

in The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199573288
eISBN:
9780191808616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573288.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the challenges involved in implementing the global deal on climate change. It first considers the ethics and economics behind a global greenhouse gas emissions reduction target ... More


Air

John Evans

in Elements of a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198827832
eISBN:
9780191866562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827832.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

The chemical properties of the volatile elements in groups 15 to 18 are outlined, showing how the the periodicicty of the properties of the elements shapes their chemistry. The manufacture of ... More


Climate and Energy

David Langlet and Said Mahmoudi

in EU Environmental Law and Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198753926
eISBN:
9780191831904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753926.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter details EU efforts in taking action against climate change and, in conjunction, maintaining more energy efficient solutions. Notably, the EU committed itself to taking action against ... More


Natural Gas: A Nonrenewable Energy Type

Paul F. Meier

in The Changing Energy Mix: A Systematic Comparison of Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190098391
eISBN:
9780190098421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190098391.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

Natural gas, which is primarily methane, is used in the electric power industry, various industrial applications, residential heating, and, to a small extent, as a transportation fuel. In terms of ... More


Energy Storage, Distribution, Use and Climate Impact

E. L. Wolf

in Physics and Technology of Sustainable Energy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198769804
eISBN:
9780191822636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769804.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

The large-scale energy grid often comprises both AC and DC transmission lines. DC transmission at ultrahigh voltages is more efficient, but consumers need AC at lower voltage so that AC/DC conversion ... More


Prospects for Sustainable Power and Moderate Climate

E. L. Wolf

in Physics and Technology of Sustainable Energy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198769804
eISBN:
9780191822636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769804.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

A summary of the ongoing conversion from fossil fuel energy economy to sustainable energy is offered. A large fraction of the energy-related work force in the US has shifted to renewables, typified ... More


Mother Nature To The Rescue?

Eelco J. Rohling

in The Climate Question: Natural Cycles, Human Impact, Future Outlook

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190910877
eISBN:
9780197559918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190910877.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Now we come to the key issue. Many discussions about climate change turn to the well- known fact that (very) large CO2 fluctuations have happened in the geological ... More


Introduction

Donald N. Zillman, Aileen McHarg, Lila Barrera-Hernández, and Adrian Bradbrook

in The Law of Energy Underground: Understanding New Developments in Subsurface Production, Transmission, and Storage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198703181
eISBN:
9780191772474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703181.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the role of law in governing new and transformative approaches to using underground energy resources. It looks at the ... More


A Warming World

Richard Revesz and Jack Lienke

in Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the "War on Coal"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190233112
eISBN:
9780197559536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190233112.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Pollution and Threats to the Environment

In the preceding chapters, we’ve focused largely on what is often called “traditional pollution”: soot and smog and their precursors, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen ... More


Prospects for Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power

Robert Pollin

in Greening the Global Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262028233
eISBN:
9780262322867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028233.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter first shows the levels of CO2 emissions that are generated through burning oil, coal and natural gas respectively to produce energy. From these figures, we can then establish what level ... More


The Geo-Energy Trilemma and Its Mismanagement

Peter Drahos

in Survival Governance: Energy and Climate in the Chinese Century

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197534755
eISBN:
9780197534786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197534755.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

States, motivated by military concerns, have mismanaged the geo-energy trilemma with the result that they face a much deeper climate emergency than they otherwise might. The geo-energy trilemma ... More


Spain’s Approach to New Technologies: From Underground Structures to Carbon Dioxide Storage

Iñigo del Guayo and José Alenza

in The Law of Energy Underground: Understanding New Developments in Subsurface Production, Transmission, and Storage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198703181
eISBN:
9780191772474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703181.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

This chapter traces the evolution of the legal framework for underground activities in Spain. It discusses the conversion of the general mining law into supplementary law; the European law on carbon ... More


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