publication . Other literature type . Part of book or chapter of book . Book . Article . Preprint . 2019

Chapter 355 – Climate Change Policy: Implications for Conventional and Renewable Energy Technologies

From Negligence to Implementing a Carbon Tax
Derek Kauneckis;
English
  • Published: 01 Apr 2019
  • Publisher: Unknown
Abstract
Publisher Summary This chapter discusses implications for conventional and renewable energy technologies. The chapter briefly explores the implications of these factors for the development of non-fossil energy sources. The continued growth in energy demand and fossil fuel use that is projected by a number of international energy agencies is incompatible with the attainment of the greenhouse reduction targets acknowledged in the Kyoto Protocol. Either energy use must be curtailed, fossil fuels replaced with a less carbon intensive fuel mix, or economic growth in ROW regions restricted; if not, the greenhouse reduction targets cannot be met. The Kyoto Protocol inc...
Subjects
free text keywords: Environmental Economics and Policy, climate change, incentive-based policy, international environmental cooperation, benefit-cost analysis, Business, Fossil fuel, business.industry, Energy source, Trade agreement, Energy supply, Renewable energy, Greenhouse, Energy products, Natural resource economics, Kyoto Protocol, Sustainability and systemic change resistance, Land use, land-use change and forestry, Economics, Political economy of climate change, Neoliberalism, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Transnational governance, Political science, Carbon market, Political economy, Effects of global warming, Environmental science, Economic impact analysis, Cost–benefit analysis, Primary energy, Policy studies, Environmental planning
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