Driving Climate Change: Cutting Carbon from Transportation (Google eBook)

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Academic Press, Jul 26, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 312 pages
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Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing global society. The debate over what to do is confounded by the uncertain relationship between increasing greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, and the impact of those changes on nature and human civilization.

This book will provide professionals and students alike with the latest information regarding greenhouse emissions while presenting the most up-to-date techniques for reducing these emissions. It will investigate three broad strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions: 1) reducing motorized travel, 2) shifting to less energy intensive modes, and 3) changing fuel and propulsion technologies. Findings will be presented by the leaders in the field with contributions from professors, researchers, consultants and engineers at the most prominent institutions - commercial, academic and federal - dealing with environmental research and policy.

* Includes a comprehensive evaluation of current industrial practice

* Provides technologically sound and manageable techniques for engineers, scientists and designers

* Incorporates guidelines for a sustainable future
  

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Contents

Introduction and Overview
1
Peaking of World Oil Production and Its Mitigation
9
Toward a Policy Agenda for Climate Change Changing Technologies and Fuels and the Changing Value of Energy
29
Coordinated Policy Measures for Reducing the Fuel Use of the US LightDuty Vehicle Fleet
41
Carbon Burdens from New Car Sales in the United States
73
Reducing Vehicle Emissions Through CapandTrade Schemes
89
North American Feebate Analysis Model
107
Reducing Growth in Vehicle Miles Traveled Can We Really Pull It Off?
129
What Multilateral Banks and Other Donors Can Do to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions A Case Study of Latin America and the Caribbean
189
From Public Understanding to Public Policy Public Views on Energy Technology and Climate Science in the United States
201
Narrative SelfIdentity and Societal Goals Automotive Fuel Economy and Global Warming Policy
217
Lost in Option Space Risk Partitioning to Guide Climate and Energy Policy
239
Toward a Transportation Policy Agenda for Climate Change
253
About the Editors and Authors
269
Asilomar Attendee List 2005
279
Index
285

International Comparison of Policies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Passenger Vehicles
143
Reducing TransportRelated Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Developing Countries The Role of the Global Environmental Facility
165

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About the author (2010)

DANIEL SPERLING is Associate Professor of Transportation, Engineering and Environmental Studies at the University of California at Davis.

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