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Energy, Equity, and Economic Development

López Ramón and Michael A. Toman

in Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability: New Policy Options

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199298006
eISBN:
9780191603877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199298009.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There exists the misconception that the percentage of energy used by households declines with development. However, the reverse is true: the use of modern energy by households increases both ... More


New Realities and Counterintuitive Worlds:: Accomplishments and Concerns

Vaclav Smil

in Transforming the Twentieth Century: Volume 2: Technical Innovations and Their Consequences

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195168754
eISBN:
9780199783601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168755.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Technical advances based on unprecedented levels of energy use brought a new phenomenon of mass consumption as well as many obvious gains in the typical quality of life. However, they have not ... More


China and the Global Environment 1

Warwick J. McKibbin

in China, Asia, and the New World Economy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199235889
eISBN:
9780191717109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235889.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This study examines the environmental consequences of rapid growth in China, focusing on the environmental consequences of rising energy use. It explores the recent past as well as potential future ... More


Implications of ETR in Europe for Household Distribution

Daniel Blobel, Holger Gerdes, Hector Pollitt, Jennifer Barton, Thomas Drosdowski, Christian Lutz, Marc Ingo Wolter, and Paul Ekins

in Environmental Tax Reform (ETR): A Policy for Green Growth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199584505
eISBN:
9780191725012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584505.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter looks in depth at the possible implications of ETR for household distribution. It starts with a literature review, which shows that ETR in principle can be regressive, especially when it ... 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


Security, Continuity, and Regularity of Energy Supply: The Case of Spain

Iñigo Del Guayo

in Energy Security: Managing Risk in a Dynamic Legal and Regulatory Environment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271610
eISBN:
9780191709289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271610.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter discusses that Spain relies upon foreign sources of energy, and so security issues are of paramount importance. It notes that under these conditions, Spain tries to diversify the sources ... More


Introduction

Barry Barton, Catherine Redgwell, Anita RØnne, and Donald N. Zillman

in Energy Security: Managing Risk in a Dynamic Legal and Regulatory Environment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271610
eISBN:
9780191709289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271610.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter begins by discussing how people's reliance on energy made clear the importance of energy security. It then discusses the history of energy use, security, and imposed geopolitical risk. ... More


Energy without Constraints

Ernst Worrell

in Linkages of Sustainability

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013581
eISBN:
9780262258845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013581.003.0021
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses energy supply and demand and the implications they have for measuring sustainability. It begins by discussing how energy is measured and how global energy use has changed ... More


Summary: Carbon Taxes for 2013–2020

Chris P. Nielsen, Mun S. Ho, Jing Cao, Yu Lei, Yuxuan Wang, and Yu Zhao

in Clearer Skies Over China: Reconciling Air Quality, Climate, and Economic Goals

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019880
eISBN:
9780262315418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019880.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines a number of carbon policy options for China, applying the integrated research framework introduced in the last chapter and described in the rest of the book. The research tools ... More


Empowering the Inhabitant: Communications Technologies, Responsive Interfaces, and Living in Sustainable Buildings

Kathy Velikov, Lyn Bartram, Geoffrey Thün, Lauren Barhydt, Johnny Rodgers, and Robert Woodbury

in Constructing Green: The Social Structures of Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019415
eISBN:
9780262315388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019415.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Given that the actions of building inhabitants can account for significant variations in building energy use and their overall impact on the environment, both buildings and their systems can be ... More


The Economics of Environmental Policies in China

Jing Cao, Mun S. Ho, and Dale W. Jorgenson

in Clearer Skies Over China: Reconciling Air Quality, Climate, and Economic Goals

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019880
eISBN:
9780262315418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019880.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter recaps the book's overall objective, which has been to develop a methodology for analyzing environmental policies that recognizes the main elements of the complex web of interactions ... More


Buildings for a Greener Asia

Mark L. Clifford

in The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166089
eISBN:
9780231539203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166089.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the effects of high-rise buildings on the environment, and the construction of more sustainable buildings. As of mid-2014, 46 of the 50 tallest buildings are under construction ... More


Energy and fuel poverty1

Tony Fitzpatrick

in Climate change and poverty: A new agenda for developed nations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447300878
eISBN:
9781447311744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300878.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter asks two questions: how can we protect the incomes of the poorest and how do we ensure that all people are sufficiently warm while also achieving reductions in carbon emissions? Without ... More


Summary: Sulfur Mandates and Carbon Taxes for 2006–2010

Chris P. Nielsen, Mun S. Ho, Yu Zhao, Yuxuan Wang, Yu Lei, and Jing Cao

in Clearer Skies Over China: Reconciling Air Quality, Climate, and Economic Goals

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019880
eISBN:
9780262315418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019880.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter presents a summary of both the methods used and the results generated in this book's analyses of the costs and benefits of two national emission control policy options set in the recent ... More


Alleviating Adverse Implications of EU Climate Policy on Competitiveness: The Case for Border Tax Adjustments or the Clean Development Mechanism?

Victoria Alexeeva-Talebi, Niels Anger, and Andreas Löschel

in Reforming Rules and Regulations: Laws, Institutions, and Implementation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014687
eISBN:
9780262289412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014687.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter analyzes the environmental and competitiveness implications of introducing border tax adjustments (BTA) and the clean development mechanism (CDM) within the EU Emissions Trading Scheme ... More


Farming for the future: Optimizing farming systems for society and the environment

Hanna L. Tuomisto, Ian D. Hodge, Philip Riordan, and David W. Macdonald

in Wildlife Conservation on Farmland Volume 1: Managing for nature on lowland farms

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745488
eISBN:
9780191807558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745488.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

This chapter compares environmental impacts of organic, conventional, and integrated farming systems. The first part present results of a meta-analysis comparing environmental impacts of organic and ... More


The Peaceful Atom in Global Agriculture

Helen Anne Curry

in Evolution Made to Order: Plant Breeding and Technological Innovation in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226390086
eISBN:
9780226390116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390116.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The 1950s saw the development of an international atomic infrastructure. Within this system, American atomic technologies—including those associated with mutation breeding—were explicitly the object ... More


Acid Rain: Scientific Expertise and Governance across the Systemic Divide

Eglė Rindzevičiūtė

in The Power of Systems: How Policy Sciences Opened Up the Cold War World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703188
eISBN:
9781501706257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703188.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter details the development of the regional air pollution information and simulation model (RAINS) in 1984, a project which has been retrospectively described as one of the highest ... More


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