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Out of the Energy Labyrinth: Uniting Energy and the Environment to Avert Catastrophe

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In their provocative and original book, the authors argue that energy can become a tool for environmental protection, that energy and environment are not by definition in conflict with each other and that by pooling energy production and environmental protection ideas energy can be part of a solution rather than the problem. This book is firmly grounded in reality (given the demands of China, India and other developing economies) and makes specific proposals: a radical rethinking on energy investment strategies; massive incentives to develop alternative fuel technologies; a ground-breaking public awareness strategy to redirect consumers and policy-makers to embrace fundamental (though essentially painless) change in consumption patterns. The solutions that Howell and Nakhle offer are unapologetically offer short term. This is because they view the problems of climate security as short term. But their solutions have long term consequences. Their important and novel approach makes this book essential reading for an understanding of today's bewildering environmental debates.

About the Author

David Howell (Lord Howell of Guildford) is Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords and Shadow Minister for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs. Carole Nakhle is Energy Research Fellow at the University of Surrey.

Table of Contents

* The Grand Alliance * The Price of the Past * Keeping the Lights on and Some More Inconvenient Truths * Swimming in Oil * The Pipes of War * The Other Future * Less is More: Which Turnings to Take * It CAN be Done: The Way Out of the Labyrinth *

Product Details

ISBN:
9781845115388
Author:
Howell, David
Publisher:
I. B. Tauris & Company
Author:
Nakhle, Carole
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Public Policy - Environmental Policy
Subject:
POL044000
Subject:
Public Policy - Economic Policy
Subject:
Power Resources
Subject:
Power Resources - General
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 b/w illus., 4 maps
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.62x5.56x.72 in. .70 lbs.

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