Energy and Infrastructure Set

Energy and Infrastructure Set

  • Beyond the Woodfuel Crisis

    People, land and trees in Africa

    By Gerald Leach, Robin Mearns

    People scratching a living from parched land, women walking miles for scraps of firewood are both familiar images of Africa. But, in many places, people, with the help of governments and aid agencies, are putting the land into good shape, growing more food and creating a healthy cover of trees.…

    Hardback – 2009-10-01
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  • Transport Policy and the Environment

    Six case studies

    By Kenneth Button

    Edited by Jean-Philippe Barde

    Transport, in particular the motor vehicle, is a major source of environmental disruption and, in the developed world, accounts for thirty percent of energy consumption. In most countries, transport policy is a major government concern, yet it is rare for decisions to be made outside a narrow…

    Hardback – 2009-10-01
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  • Personal Transport and the Greenhouse Effect

    By Peter Hughes

    The issue of 'sustainability' in the developed world is nowhere more critical than in the field of personal travel, which in many countries has become the fastest-growing contributor to global warming. Unless the use of cars can be brought under control, there is little chance of meeting government…

    Hardback – 2009-10-01
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  • Nuclear Juggernaut

    The transport of radioactive materials

    By Martin Bond

    Every day throughout Britain, by road, by rail and by sea, there are large numbers of routine movements of radioactive cargo. Materials at all stages of the nuclear cycle, from uranium ore to nuclear waste, from nuclear warheads to radioactive isotopes used in medicine, are constantly on the move.…

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  • The Environmental Management of Low-Grade Fuels

    By Mary MacDonald, Michael Chadwick, Gareg Aslanian

    The negative environmental impacts of energy use, particularly soil and water pollution, continue to present serious policy dilemmas. The release of emissions and effluents and the build-up of solid waste throughout the fuel cycle have disruptive effects on natural habitats and human health.…

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  • Biomass Assessment

    By Andrew Millington, John Townsend

    Energy is an issue for everyone and nowhere more so than in the SADCC countries. But for sensible policy and planning, clear information about the extent of resources is needed. This innovative study combines the results of field assessment of biomass with advanced techniques in remote sensing by…

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  • The British Electricity Experiment

    Privatization: the record, the issues, the lessons

    By John Surrey

    In 1990, energy in the UK underwent a unique and fundamental transformation, with the privatization of the electricity supply industry. This is the first book to fully assess the experiment. It first explains how – and why – the British electricity supply industry was privatized. It then…

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  • The Fuelwood Trap

    A study of the SADCC region

    By Barry Munslow, Yemi Katerere, Adriaan Ferf, Phil O'Keefe

    Over 60 million people live in the SADCC countries; by 2000 AD the number will be over 100 million. The vast majority, city-dwellers as well as farmers, rely on wood fuel for domestic use. Supplies are diminishing as consumption grows. The quality of life is deteriorating yet further and the…

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  • Energy Policy in the Greenhouse

    From warming fate to warming limit

    By Florentin Krause, Wilfrid Bach, Jon Koomey

    The globe is warming and while no one knows what will happen as a result, it is clear that slowing the process is a necessary goal. Other studies have considered 'warming fates', this one brings sophisticated computer modeling to bear on ways of minimizing the risks.  Fossil carbon emissions,…

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  • Making Cities Work

    Role of Local Authorities in the Urban Environment

    By Richard Gilbert, Don Stevenson, Herbert Girardet, Richard Stren

    For too long, cities have been thought of as environmental blackspots, with high levels of air and soil pollution, overcrowding, poor sanitation and growing waste disposal problems. This book takes a more positive attitude: cities can be made to work sustainably. Their high population density can…

    Hardback – 1996-06-01
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