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Creating Sacred Spaces: Energy Efficiency, Green Jobs, and Green Building

Mallory McDuff

in Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God's Earth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379570
eISBN:
9780199869084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379570.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how churches are redefining the creation of sacred space to reflect stewardship of the earth. The stories in this chapter include the initial steps taken by La Capilla de Santa ... More


The Law of Energy Efficiency  

Barry Barton

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/9780199532698.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

For all that energy efficiency is remarkably simple, and the most remarkably potent force to move us beyond the carbon economy, legal measures to encourage it meet a surprising array of difficulties. ... More


What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book uses market data, scientific studies, and ethical analyses to show why we should pursue green energy and conservation, and not nuclear fission, to address ... More


The Development of Renewable Energy Technologies and Energy Efficiency Measures through Public International Law

Adrian J. Bradbrook

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/9780199532698.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

There has been an exponential leap in the quantum of energy use worldwide, particularly in developed countries, since the end of World War II. In addition, energy use is rising rapidly in the ... More


Energy Efficiency and Climate Change

David Vogel

in California Greenin': How the Golden State Became an Environmental Leader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196176
eISBN:
9781400889594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196176.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter describes how, for four decades, California has been at the forefront of national efforts to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These initiatives began with ... More


Responding to Natural Disaster and Rebuilding: Loss and Resurrection on the Gulf Coast

Mallory McDuff

in Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God's Earth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379570
eISBN:
9780199869084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379570.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reveals how churches are transforming the ministry of disaster relief and rebuilding by integrating the environment into their efforts. Many churches and faith organizations are making ... More


Power to the People: Energy in Europe over the Last Five Centuries

Astrid Kander, Paolo Malanima, and Paul Warde

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143620
eISBN:
9781400848881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143620.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book examines the varied but interconnected relationships between energy consumption and economic development in Europe over the last five centuries. It describes how the traditional energy ... More


Energy

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter focuses on the analysis of energy resource balance and the ecological limits on energy resources with special reference to the oil crisis in both the global and the Indian context. It ... More


Competition and pressure: British policy integration

Shizuka Oshitani

in Global Warming Policy in Japan and Britain: Interactions Between Institutions and Issue Characteristics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069383
eISBN:
9781781701546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069383.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Britain has sought to integrate environmental concerns into policy decision-making at all levels. To this end, the first environment white paper introduced two institutions which would ‘ensure that … ... More


Electricity Sector in India: Policy and Regulation

Alok Kumar and Sushanta Chatterjee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082279
eISBN:
9780199082063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082279.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The book provides a comprehensive and critical discourse on the developments in the power sector since the enactment of the Electricity Act, 2003. It covers various important issues that have emerged ... More


Can demand be cut?

Dieter Helm

in The Carbon Crunch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300186598
eISBN:
9780300188646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186598.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explains that energy demand can be decoupled from economic growth, so there can be more consumption with less energy. Energy efficiency can be increased and energy demand cut, while ... More


Co-optation and exclusion: controlled policy integration in Japan

Shizuka Oshitani

in Global Warming Policy in Japan and Britain: Interactions Between Institutions and Issue Characteristics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069383
eISBN:
9781781701546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069383.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

To the extent that the problem of global warming arises from existing socio-economic activities, tackling it will entail an institutional metamorphosis towards a more sustainable form of ... More


China's Plight in Moving towards a Low-Carbon Future: Analysis from the Perspective of Energy Law

Wang Mingyuan

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/9780199532698.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Although its historical greenhouse gas emissions are very low and per capita emissions are below the world average, China is the second largest emitter of greenhouse gases, next to the United States. ... More


Energy Efficiency: From Buildings to Districts and Neighborhoods

Joan Fitzgerald

in Greenovation: Urban Leadership on Climate Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190695514
eISBN:
9780190938345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695514.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Environmental Politics

This chapter presents a continuum of building-level actions cities are taking in light of the political and economic constraints they face. It begins by explaining the continuum of ... More


Policy developments in Japan on global warming: the politics of conflict and the producer-oriented policy response

Shizuka Oshitani

in Global Warming Policy in Japan and Britain: Interactions Between Institutions and Issue Characteristics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069383
eISBN:
9781781701546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069383.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Carbon dioxide accounts for about 90 per cent of greenhouse emissions in Japan, and about 90 per cent of these carbon dioxide emissions stem from energy-related sources. The historical growth in ... More


The Use of Market-Based Instruments in the Transition from a Carbon-Based Economy  

Catherine Banet

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/9780199532698.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Moving beyond the carbon economy requires, on the one hand, greater reliance on renewable energy sources combined with the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and, on the other hand, a reduction ... More


India: Can Green Be a First-Best Development Solution for Developing Countries?

Jayant Sathaye and Juliana Mandell

in Can Green Sustain Growth?: From the Religion to the Reality of Sustainable Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785259
eISBN:
9780804788571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785259.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

In this chapter, we examine India’s stumbling block to green growth— energy supply. By establishing the comparison between India and China, both with similar energy demands, we argue that regulation ... More


Improving Energy Efficiency: Hidden Costs and Unintended Consequences

Steve Sorrell

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/9780199573288.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the hidden costs and unintended consequences of efforts to improve energy efficiency as a way to mitigate global climate change. It first considers the nature of hidden costs ... More


Conclusions

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 8 concludes with suggestions about how to promote cheaper, safer, more ethical, and less carbon-intensive energies, such as renewables, ... More


Evaluating the Slow Adoption of Energy Efficient Investments: Are Renters Less Likely to Have Energy Efficient Appliances?

Lucas W. Davis

in The Design and Implementation of US Climate Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226269146
eISBN:
9780226921983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226921983.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter evaluates the energy consumption in rental housing units, comparing patterns of appliance ownerships between homeowners and renters using data from the Residential Energy Consumption ... More


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