Caching the Carbon: The Politics and Policy of Carbon by James Meadowcroft, Oluf Langhelle

By James Meadowcroft, Oluf Langhelle

Over the last decade, carbon catch and garage (CCS) has come to the fore that allows you to deal with carbon dioxide emissions contributing to weather swap. This ebook examines its advent into the political scene, varied interpretations of its importance as an rising expertise and the coverage demanding situations dealing with executive and foreign associations with appreciate to its improvement, deployment and law. the point of interest of the publication is at the building of arguments approximately CCS within the public sphere, the coalitions of actors who've articulated specified views on CCS and the various ideas governments have followed to combine it into weather and effort guidelines. The authors research the problems decision-makers now confront in encouraging the uptake of the expertise, dealing with uncertainties and regulating attendant dangers. The booklet comprises case stories of the reception of CCS in seven OECD nations, specifically Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, the uk and the USA, in addition to the ecu. advancements within the european shape the topic of an 8th case learn. The authors element to the political value of CCS as a mitigation alternative providing a fashion ahead for fossil fuels in a carbon restricted global, whereas additionally emphasizing the uncertainties that encompass its destiny improvement and deployment. scholars, students and researchers from a wide selection of fields who're drawn to weather swap, strength coverage, and the politics and coverage of our surroundings will locate this ebook illuminating, as will officers and coverage makers in foreign corporations and governments.

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Distinct differences in the energy landscape can be demonstrated by examining states in different parts of the country. For example, Massachusetts is a typical Northeast state, with high population density, small land area, no noteworthy fossil fuel reserves or production, a relatively high retail price of electricity, and relatively low per capita energy consumption; the state is a net energy importer with about half of its electricity coming from natural gas, followed by coal and then nuclear power.

Throughout the 1990s and into much of the 2000s, climate change was considered to be an issue associated primarily with the Democratic Party. The Republican Party (with a few exceptions) maintained and promoted scepticism about 28 Caching the carbon the reality and severity of climate change, and about half of the US population did not believe that climate change was a real problem that deserved any attention, concern, or action. Despite the economic challenges facing President Obama as he begins his new administration, he has made climate change policy a priority; but it is still uncertain how the divisive nature of climate change politics in the US will evolve.

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