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Main Title Integrating climate, energy, and air pollution policies /
Author Bryner, Gary C.,
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Author Title of a Work
Duffy, Robert J.
Publisher MIT Press,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 784445816
ISBN 9780262018128; 0262018128; 9780262517874; 0262517876
Subjects Air--Pollution--Government policy--United States ; Greenhouse gas mitigation--Government policy--United States ; Energy policy--United States ; Luftfèororeningar--statlig politik--Fèorenta staterna ; Minskning av växthusgaser--statlig politik--Fèorenta staterna ; Energipolitik--Fèorenta staterna
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EJAM  TD885.B79 2012 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 04/10/2014
Collation viii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes Policy integration and climate policy -- U.S. climate and clean air policies -- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from generating electricity -- Increasing energy efficiency and alternative energy use -- Transforming transportation -- Agriculture, energy, and climate change -- Climate change, policy integration, and ecological sustainability. The idea of the interconnectedness of nature is at the heart of environmental science. By contrast, American policy making and governance are characterized by fragmentation. Separation of powers, divergent ideologies, and geographical separation all work against a unified environmental policy. Nowhere does this mismatch between problem and solution pose a greater challenge than in climate change policy, which has implications for energy use, air quality, and such related areas as agriculture and land use. This book stresses the importance of environmental policy integration at all levels of government. It shows that effectively integrated climate, energy, and air pollution policy would ensure that tradeoffs are clear, that policies are designed to maximize and coordinate beneficial effects, and that implementation takes into account the wide range of related issues. The authors focus on four major climate-change policy issues: burning coal to generate electricity, increasing the efficiency and use of alternative energy, reducing emissions from transportation, and understanding agriculture's role in both generating and sequestering greenhouse gases. Going beyond specific policy concerns, the book provides a framework, based on the idea of policy integration, for assessing future climate-change policy choices.
Place Published Cambridge, Mass.
PUB Date Free Form c2012
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 2012007799
Merged OCLC records 815782225
OCLC Time Stamp 20140404144142
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02332cam 2200505 a 45020