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The Fuelwood Trap: A study of the SADCC region

The Fuelwood Trap: A study of the SADCC region

1st Edition

Barry Munslow, Yemi Katerere, Adriaan Ferf, Phil O'Keefe
January 27, 2017

Over 60 million people live in the SADCC countries; by 2000 AD the number will be over 100 million. The vast majority, city-dwellers as well as farmers, rely on wood fuel for domestic use. Supplies are diminishing as consumption grows. The quality of life is deteriorating yet further and the...

Energy Policy in the Greenhouse: From warming fate to warming limit

Energy Policy in the Greenhouse: From warming fate to warming limit

1st Edition

Florentin Krause, Wilfrid Bach, Jon Koomey
October 28, 2016

The globe is warming and while no one knows what will happen as a result, it is clear that slowing the process is a necessary goal. Other studies have considered 'warming fates', this one brings sophisticated computer modeling to bear on ways of minimizing the risks.  Fossil carbon emissions,...

Sustainable Cities in Europe

Sustainable Cities in Europe

1st Edition

Peter Nijkamp, Adriaan Perrels
October 26, 2016

Although urbanization steadily increases, many modern cities are finding the accommodation of their populations an increasingly difficult task. Planners and policy-makers battling to alleviate the problem with a host of urban renewal initiatives have made environmental issues and policies central...

The Environmental Management of Low-Grade Fuels

The Environmental Management of Low-Grade Fuels

1st Edition

Mary MacDonald, Michael Chadwick, Gareg Aslanian
October 26, 2016

The negative environmental impacts of energy use, particularly soil and water pollution, continue to present serious policy dilemmas. The release of emissions and effluents and the build-up of solid waste throughout the fuel cycle have disruptive effects on natural habitats and human health....

Biomass Assessment

Biomass Assessment

1st Edition

Andrew Millington, John Townsend
October 19, 2016

Energy is an issue for everyone and nowhere more so than in the SADCC countries. But for sensible policy and planning, clear information about the extent of resources is needed. This innovative study combines the results of field assessment of biomass with advanced techniques in remote sensing by...

Beyond the Woodfuel Crisis: People, land and trees in Africa

Beyond the Woodfuel Crisis: People, land and trees in Africa

1st Edition

Gerald Leach, Robin Mearns
October 19, 2016

People scratching a living from parched land, women walking miles for scraps of firewood are both familiar images of Africa. But, in many places, people, with the help of governments and aid agencies, are putting the land into good shape, growing more food and creating a healthy cover of trees....

Transport Policy and the Environment: Six case studies

Transport Policy and the Environment: Six case studies

1st Edition

Kenneth Button, Jean-Philippe Barde
June 01, 2016

Transport, in particular the motor vehicle, is a major source of environmental disruption and, in the developed world, accounts for thirty percent of energy consumption. In most countries, transport policy is a major government concern, yet it is rare for decisions to be made outside a narrow...

Making Cities Work: Role of Local Authorities in the Urban Environment

Making Cities Work: Role of Local Authorities in the Urban Environment

1st Edition

Richard Gilbert, Don Stevenson, Herbert Girardet, Richard Stren
May 26, 2016

For too long, cities have been thought of as environmental blackspots, with high levels of air and soil pollution, overcrowding, poor sanitation and growing waste disposal problems. This book takes a more positive attitude: cities can be made to work sustainably. Their high population density can...

Personal Transport and the Greenhouse Effect

Personal Transport and the Greenhouse Effect

1st Edition

Peter Hughes
May 17, 2016

The issue of 'sustainability' in the developed world is nowhere more critical than in the field of personal travel, which in many countries has become the fastest-growing contributor to global warming. Unless the use of cars can be brought under control, there is little chance of meeting government...

Nuclear Juggernaut: The transport of radioactive materials

Nuclear Juggernaut: The transport of radioactive materials

1st Edition

Martin Bond
May 17, 2016

Every day throughout Britain, by road, by rail and by sea, there are large numbers of routine movements of radioactive cargo. Materials at all stages of the nuclear cycle, from uranium ore to nuclear waste, from nuclear warheads to radioactive isotopes used in medicine, are constantly on the move....

The British Electricity Experiment: Privatization: the record, the issues, the lessons

The British Electricity Experiment: Privatization: the record, the issues, the lessons

1st Edition

John Surrey
January 21, 2016

In 1990, energy in the UK underwent a unique and fundamental transformation, with the privatization of the electricity supply industry. This is the first book to fully assess the experiment. It first explains how – and why – the British electricity supply industry was privatized. It then...

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