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Technologies for a Greenhouse-Constrained Society

Edited By: MA Kuliasha, A Zucker and KJ Ballew

Lewis Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #29287 | ISBN: 087371797X
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This timely book presents strategies for mitigation of the greenhouse effect. It provides practical counter measures to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. Key substitute technologies discussed include energy efficiency and conservation, biomass, and nuclear energy. These technologies are both mature and can be applied on a large scale. Important concepts can apply to other technologies as well. "Technologies for a Greenhouse-Constrained Society" will help scientists and engineers identify the technological and policy actions needed to counteract the greenhouse effect. Solutions are aimed at both developed and developing countries. "Technologies for a Greenhouse-Constrained Society" will appeal to environmental engineers and scientists, meteorologists, social scientists, geologists, educators, fuel engineers, energy engineers, economists, and others interested in this field.


Preface. Acknowledgments. Agenda. OVERVIEW. Technologies for a Greenhouse-Constructed Society-Conference Goals (Alexander Zucker). Climate-Change Scenarios for Greenhouse Increases (Stephen H. Schneider). Long Term Trends in World Energy Demand and Supply (Jean-Romain Frisch). Governance and Growth in a Greenhouse (John H. Gibbons). TECHNOLOGIES-BIOMASS. Biomass: Past, Present, and Future (David O. Hall and J. Woods). Advanced Biomass Power Generation: The Biomass-Integrated Gasifier/Gas Turbine and Beyond (Robert H. Williams and Eric D. Larson). Biomass as Fuel: Liquid Fuels for Transportation (Stanley R. Bull). TECHNOLOGIES-CONSERVATION. Energy Conservation-Where Are We Now? (B. Reid Detchon). Making the World's Buildings More Energy Efficient (Arthur H. Rosenfeld and L.K. Price). Making Energy Efficiency Happen (Eric Hirst). TECHNOLOGIES-NUCLEAR. The First and Second Fifty Years of Nuclear Fission (Alvin M. Weinberg). The Potential for Nuclear Energy and Its Impact on the Gre enhouse Situation (Geoffrey H. Stevens). Reactor Safety-The Impact of Advanced Concepts in Reactor Design (John F. Ahearne). Nuclear Fuel Cycle Reprocessing and Waste Management Technology (R.H. Allardice). LIMITATIONS OF TECHNOLOGIES. Stabilizing Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations by Reducing Emissions from Fossil Fuel Consumption: Where Do We Really Stand? (William Fulkerson, Michael A. Kuliasha, and Susan A. Sherrow). Competition for Land: Development, Food, and Fuel (David Pimentel). Perception of Risk and the Future of Nuclear Power (Paul Slovic). TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES AND INITIATIVES-BIOMASS. Technological Constraints to the Use of Biomass Fuels (Don J. Stevens). Resource Potential: Policies for Scaling Up to Global Significance (K.D. Singh). TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES AND INITIATIVES-CONSERVATION. Mitigation of CO2 Emissions in Transportation by Conservation (K.G. Duleep). Frontier Technologies to Improve Efficiency (Fritz R. Kalhammer). TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES AND INITIATIVES-NUCLE AR. Nuclear Proliferation and the Future of Nuclear Power (Marvin Miller). Enabling Technologies: How Do We Get There? (Robert E. Uhrig). OPPORTUNITIES-BIOMASS. Biomass as Fuel: Some General Supply and Demand Considerations for Developing Countries (William F. Barron). Environmental Considerations in Biomass Resource Management for a Greenhouse-Constrained Society (J.W. Ranney). Some Policy and Economic Realities of Biomass Development and Management in Africa and Asia (Paul Ryan). OPPORTUNITIES-CONSERVATION. The Case for Energy Efficiency Improvement as a Global Strategy (Thomas Wilbanks). Economics of Conservation (W. David Montgomery). Energy Efficiency: How Far Can We Go? (Roger S. Carlsmith, William U. Chandler, James A. McMahon, and Danilo J. Santini). OPPORTUNITIES-NUCLEAR. Institutional Infrastructures Necessary for Deployment of Nuclear Reactors (Yingzhong Lu). The Role of Nuclear Energy in Reducing CO2 Emissions and the Requisite Measures Involved (Josef Bugl). REGIONA L RESPONSES. The W

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