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Renewable Energy Transformation Or Fossil Fuel Backlash

Author : Espen Moe
ISBN : 9781137298799
Genre : Political Science
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Renewable energy is rising within an energy system dominated by powerful vested energy interests in fossil fuels, nuclear and electric utilities. Analyzing renewables in six very different countries, the author argues that it is the extent to which states have controlled these vested interests that determines the success or failure of renewables.

Decarbonization In The European Union

Author : Sebastian Oberthur
ISBN : 9781137406835
Genre : Political Science
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The authors examine how far internal policies in the European Union move towards the objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the EU by 80-95 per cent by 2050, and how or whether the EU's 2050 objective to 'decarbonise' could affect the EU's relations with a number of external energy partners.

This Changes Everything

Author : Naomi Klein
ISBN : 9781451697384
Genre : Business & Economics
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Explains why the environmental crisis should lead to an abandonment of "free market" ideologies and current political systems, arguing that a massive reduction of greenhouse emissions may offer a best chance for correcting problems.

Creating A Climate For Change

Author : Susanne C. Moser
ISBN : 9781139461085
Genre : Science
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The need for effective communication, public outreach and education to increase support for policy, collective action and behaviour change is ever present, and is perhaps most pressing in the context of anthropogenic climate change. This book is the first to take a comprehensive look at communication and social change specifically targeted to climate change. It is a unique collection of ideas examining the challenges associated with communicating climate change in order to facilitate societal response. It offers well-founded, practical suggestions on how to communicate climate change and how to approach related social change more effectively. The contributors of this book come from a diverse range of backgrounds, from government and academia to non-governmental and civic sectors of society. The book is accessibly written, and any specialized terminology is explained. It will be of great interest to academic researchers and professionals in climate change, environmental policy, science communication, psychology, sociology and geography.

The Imperial Presidency

Author : Arthur Meier Schlesinger
ISBN : 0618420010
Genre : History
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The presidential historian charts the progression of American power from George Washington to George W. Bush, revealing the exercise of power through the office as it has developed into an "imperial" seat of authority, in an updated edition of the classic history. Reprint.

Industrial Development For The 21st Century

Author : United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs
ISBN : 9211045649
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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In 2005 the United Nations Member States reiterated that sustainable development was a key element of the overarching framework for United Nations activities.This book highlights key challenges for developing countries and how effectively and with what sort of policies different countries have responded to them. The volume examines industrial development as central to the process of structural transformation which characterizes economic development. It points to new challenges and opportunities facing today's industrialisers as a result of globalization, technological change and new international trade rules. It also discusses social and environmental aspects of industrial development.

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