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Energy Efficiency and Climate Change
Conserving Power for a Sustainable Future


January 2010 | 364 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

This book deals with a gamut of issues related to energy efficiency, development, and environment with a view to provide a systematic framework for the efficient utilization of energy. While analyzing the barriers and drivers for energy-efficiency investments, it focuses on mobilization of private capital and the commercialization of energy-efficiency technologies. It also links the issue with the climate debate in terms of its causes, outcomes, policy initiatives, mitigation, and adaptation methodologies.

Energy Efficiency and Climate Change: Conserving Power for a Sustainable Future discusses the development of policy instruments to promote energy-efficiency investments that can bridge the gap between energy efficiency potential and practice. It directly addresses the 'Energy Efficiency Gap' that every country has faced in the form of opposition to energy reform policies. A discussion on implications of international laws on climate change is followed by proposing the commercialization of energy-efficient technologies, with special focus on the role of multilateral institutions in promoting the adoption of energy-efficiency measures.

This book will be an important resource for academics working in the fields of economic and development studies and environment studies and also for policy makers and industrialists.


 
Preface
 
Energy, Economy and the Environment: An Introduction Climate Debate
 
Win-Win Climate Policy
 
Fundamentals of Energy Efficiency
 
The Benefits and Drawbacks of Energy Efficiency
 
The Concept of Barriers and Drivers and its Application to Energy Efficiency
 
Energy Efficiency and International Environmental Law
 
Commercializing Clean Energy Technologies
 
Financing Energy Efficiency in Transition Economies
 
The Role of Institutions in Promoting Energy Efficiency
 
Epilogue: Road to a Sustainable Future: A Systematic Understanding of Energy Efficiency and Climate Change
 
Consolidated Bibliography
 
Index

This book will be an important resource for academics working in the fields of economics, development, environment studies and also for policy makers as well as industrialists.

Social Action

This book is recommended as a reference book for students of energy and environment management, public policy, and development economics and studies. It will also be useful to professionals who would like to become trained energy and environmental auditors, energy managers, international consultants, etc. it serves as a reference source in energy efficiency and climate change, and best purchased by libraries.

Current Science

A handy book, the rather blandly titled Energy Efficiency and Climate Change has the strength to draw in a wider range of readers and not only get academics and policy wonks to nose their way through the chapters.

Hindustan Times

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