Handbook on Energy and Climate Change

Handbook on Energy and Climate Change

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A”Some of us have spent our professional lives on energy and climate change but any new researcher or policy maker must find it daunting to even approach the subject. If so, this encyclopedic Handbook provides a wonderful and necessary introduction. It is creative and up to date, yet also takes the reader by the hand and introduces one topic after another while also providing much of the historical context that is so necessary to a deeper understanding.A• A Thomas Sterner, Environmental Defense Fund This timely Handbook reviews many key issues in the economics of energy and climate change, raising new questions and offering solutions that might help to minimize the threat of energy-induced climate change. Constructed around the objectives of displaying some of the best of current thinking in the economics of energy and climate change, this groundbreaking volume brings together many of the worldA•s leading and most innovative minds in the field to cover issues related to: Ay fossil fuel and electricity markets Ay environment-related energy policy Ay international climate agreements Ay carbon mitigation policies Ay low carbon behaviour, growth and governance. Serving as an indispensable guide to one of the fastest growing fields of economics, this invaluable resource will strongly appeal to students, academics and policy makers interested in energy, environmental and climate change issues.... as a VW Jetta, a Toyota Corolla or a Ford Focus. However, performance is not the only measure that consumers use to compare vehicles. ... miles through a massive 450 kg (992 pounds) battery pack consisting of 6831 lithium cells at an estimated cost of $30 000.18 (For a sense of scale, the Toyota Prius HEV has a battery ... In fact, they would only have to recharge their batteries every two to four days.

Title:Handbook on Energy and Climate Change
Author:Roger Fouquet
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2013-01-01


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