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Main Title Legal pathways to deep decarbonization in the United States /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gerrard, Michael,
Dernbach, John C.,
Publisher Environmental Law Institute,
Year Published 2019
OCLC Number 1088415881
ISBN 1585761974; 9781585761975
Subjects Carbon dioxide mitigation--Law and legislation--United States ; Greenhouse gas mitigation--Law and legislation--United States ; Climatic changes--Law and legislation--United States ; Climate change mitigation--United States ; Environmental management--Law and legislation--United States ; Energy policy--United States
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  KF3812.2.L44 2019 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/18/2020
Collation liv, 1056 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
"[This book] is a 'legal playbook' that identifies well over 1,000 legal options for enabling the United States to address one of the greatest problems facing this country and the rest of humanity. The book addresses in detail 35 different topics in as many chapters, including energy efficiency, conservation, and fuel switching--electricity and fuel decarbonization--carbon capture and negative emissions--non-carbon dioxide climate pollutants--and a variety of cross-cutting issues. Authors were asked to include all legal options--federal, state, and local law, as well as private governance--even if they do not now seem politically realistic or likely, giving [this book] not just immediate value, but also value over time. While the scale and complexity of deep decarbonization are enormous, this book has a simple message: deep decarbonization is achievable in the United States using laws that exist or could be enacted. These legal tools can be used with significant economic, social, environmental, and national security benefits"--Back cover.