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Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Improving Air Quality
Two Interrelated Global Challenges

ISBN 9780367408756
Published November 15, 2019 by CRC Press
178 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The world’s atmosphere is a common resource. Air quality, along with energy, transportation, and climate change have significant impacts on our lives and this book helps readers understand the changes happening at the nexus of these areas, as they relate to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality. Discussing the transitions to electric vehicles, solar and wind energy for electricity generation, battery developments, smart grids and electric power management, and progress in the electrification of agricultural technology, it also provides the latest information in the context of the United Nations sustainable development goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.


  • Includes content on how to improve urban air quality in large cities and urban environments.
  • Effectively addresses the nexus of energy, transportation, air quality, climate change and health.
  • Discusses innovative concepts at the nexus of renewable energy, smart grid, electric vehicles, and electric power management.
  • Describes recent progress in meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Written for a wide audience by world experts in sustainability.

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emission and Improving Air Quality: Two Interrelated Global Challenges, is an invaluable book for professionals and academics at the center of changes relating to solar and wind energy, electric vehicles, and charging infrastructure, including government officials, community leaders, researchers, students, and interested citizens. It is also an excellent text for classes that address sustainability, particularly for those focused on transportation and energy.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Urban Air Quality and Health. Electrification of Transportation. Renewable Energy. Batteries. Smart Grid. Electrical Power Management of Supply and Demand. Off Grid Power Management. Policy. Community Planning and Action. Public Health. Economics. Agriculture. International Developments. Examples of Progress. Conclusions.

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Larry E. Erickson is professor of chemical engineering at Kansas State University. His research interests include environmental engineering, air quality and sustainable development. His teaching includes air quality seminar and sustainability seminar. He helps to provide leadership for the Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability and the annual Dialog on Sustainability. His degrees are in chemical engineering from K-State.

Gary Brase is a Professor and the Graduate Program Director in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kansas State University. Dr. Brase studies complex human decision making, using cognitive and evolutionary theories, including topics such as medical decisions, decisions about sustainability issues, relationship decision making, and reasoning about social rules. He has over 75 journal articles and other publications, and over 100 research presentations. Dr. Brase received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1997 and has been at K-State since 2007.