Carbon Reduction: Policies, Strategies and Technologies, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Carbon Reduction

Policies, Strategies and Technologies, 1st Edition

By Stephen A. Roosa, Arun G. Jhaveri

Fairmont Press

300 pages

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Hardback: 9781420083828
pub: 2009-08-28
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Significant reduction of local, regional, national and international greenhouse gas emissions in homes, businesses, industries and communities has become an international priority. This book describes in clear, concise, and understandable terms the nature and scope of the climate change problem. The authors combine their considerable expertise to offer guidelines for defining and applying effective carbon reduction policies, strategies, and technologies. They propose a well-defined road map which can be implemented to help control and abate the alarming increases in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions.

Table of Contents

The Importance of Reducing Carbon Emissions

Increased Use of Carbon-Based Fuels

Carbon Emissions

The Costs of Reducing U.S. Carbon Emissions

Potential for Reducing Carbon Emissions

Transportation Systems

The Problem of Climate Change

Basics of Climate Change

Conceptual Framework

The Problem of Carbon Dioxide

Links Between Fossil Fuels & Carbon Emissions

Costs of Adjustment Strategies

The Environmental Impacts of Carbon Emissions

Sources of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

Carbon-Induced Environmental Concerns


The Kyoto Protocol

U.S. Initiatives & Reactions to the Kyoto Protocol

The Montreal Protocol


Governmental Carbon Reduction Programs

Initiatives by Federal Governments

International Public-Private Partnerships

Regional Initiatives in the U.S.

State Programs in the U.S.

Local Carbon Reduction Policies

Local Impact of Carbon Emissions

Local Governmental Policies

Cities Going Green

Austin City Limits on Carbon

Cambridge Community Carbon Reduction Project

Ranking Cities Based on Their Carbon Emissions

Public & Private Sector Partnerships

International Local Governmental Initiatives

Carbon Strategies for Buildings

Concept of Green Buildings

Green Building Construction Practices

Green Construction Methodologies

Building Preservation

Green Building Rating Systems

Energy Star Buildings

Zero Energy Buildings

Net Positive Energy Buildings

Carbon Neutral Construction

Technologies that Reduce CO2 Impact

Potential Impact of Alternative Energy

Energy Systems & Their Importance in Reducing Atmospheric Carbon

Alternative Energy as A Carbon Reduction Solution

Technologies for Water Conservation

Landfill Gas Extraction

Electrical Energy Storage

Distributed Generation

Nuclear Energy

Questionable Technologies

Carbon Sequestration Technologies

Enhancement of Natural Process & Geoengineering

Carbon Sequestration Technologies & Procedures

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Zero Emission Coal Technologies

Carbon Sequestration in Oceans

Processing CO2 Using Algae

Agricultural Methane Capture

Alternatives to Sequestration

Corporate Carbon Reduction Programs

The Automobile Industry

Utility Companies

Service Industries

Green Banking & Financial Service

Supply Chain Assessments

The Dark Side of Carbon Credits

Industrial & Manufacturing Carbon Reduction Technologies

Impact of Industrial Carbon Emissions

The Metrics of Carbon Reduction

Modeling Systems

Special Application for the Industrial Sector

Industrial Carbon Reduction Technologies

Utility Case Studies

Manufacturing Going Green

Organizational Structures & Resources

Organizational Structures

Internal & External Resources

Leadership & Decision-Making Processes

Developing Interdisciplinary Teams

Action Plan for Implementing Carbon Reduction

Developing a Carbon Reduction Management Plan

Real World Results of Carbon Reduction Programs

Replicable Models

What to Do When Strategies Fail

Creative Financial Approaches to Carbon Reduction

Carbon Offsets as a Financial Incentive

Costs of Carbon Capture Systems

Financial Solutions to Carbon Reduction

Energy Savings Performance Contracts

Creating a "Win-Win" Energy Efficiency Savings Plan

Implementing Successful Carbon Reduction Programs

Strategic Planning

Cap & Trade Programs

Carbon Emissions Trading Mechanisms vs. Emissions Taxes

Transportation Systems & Alternatives

The Future of Carbon Reduction Programs

Reducing Carbon Emissions

Information Tools for Sustainable Solutions

Reducing Carbon Emissions: Future Strategies

Merging Local, State & Federal Government Policies

Carbon Markets

The Future of Energy Substitutes

Redesigning Buildings with Carbon Reduction Practices

Advances in Electric Utility Systems

Bibliography, Appendix, Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General