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Title Legal pathways to deep decarbonization in the United States / edited by Michael B. Gerrard, John C. Dernbach.

Published Washington, D.C. : Environmental Law Institute, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 DO NOT USE  KN 94.11 G1 LEGA    DUE 28-01-24
Physical description liv, 1056 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / John C. Dernbach -- Part I. Context -- Technical and economic feasibility of deep decarbonization in the United States / James H. Williams, David Ismay, Ryan A. Jones, Gabe Kwok, Ben Haley -- Part II. Cross-cutting approaches to reducing emissions -- Carbon pricing / Shi-Ling Hsu ----Behavior / Micahel P. Vandenbergh, Paul C. Stern -- Technological innovation / Gary E. Marchant -- Financing large-scale projects / Robert Freedman, Monica Lamb, Claire Melvin -- Financing at the grid edge / C. Baird Brown --Materials consumption and solid waste / Michael Burger -- International trade / Elizabeth Trujillo -- Part III. Energy efficiency, conservation, and fuel switching in buildings and industry -- Lighting, appliances, and other equipment / Kit Kennedy -- New buildings / Lee Paddock, Caitlin McCoy -- Existing buildings / James Charles Smith -- Industrial sector / Gregg P. Macey -- Part IV. Energy efficiency, conservation, and fuel switching in transportation -- Transforming transportation demand / Trip Pollard -- Light-duty vehicles / Amy L. Stein, Joshua P. Fershée -- Heavy-duty vehicles and freight / Andrea Hudson Campbell, Avi B. Zevin, Keturah A. Brown -- Aviation / Aoife O'Leary -- Shipping / Aoife O'Leary -- Part V. Electricity decarbonization -- Utility-scale renewable generating capacity / Michael B. Gerrard --Distributed renewable energy / K. K. DuVivier --Transmission, distribution, and storage : grid integration / Alexandra B. Klass -- Nuclear energy / David A. Repka, Tyson R. Smith -- Hydropower / Charles R. Sensiba, Michael A. Swiger, Sharon L. White -- Electricity charges, mandates, and subsidies / Jim Rossi -- Phasing out the use of fossil fuels for the generation of electricity / Steven Weissman, Réna Kakon (with appendices by Stephen Herzenberg and Michael B. Gerrard) -- Part VI. Fuel decarbonization -- Bioenergy feedstocks / Blake Hudson, Uma Outka -- Production and delivery of low-carbon gaseous fuels / Romany M. Webb -- Production and delivery of biofuels / James M. Van Nostrand -- Part VII. Carbon capture and negative emissions -- Carbon capture and sequestration / Wendy B. Jacobs, Michael T. Craig -- Negative emissions technologies and direct air capture / Tracy Hester -- Agriculture / Peter H. Lehner, Nathan A. Rosenberg -- Forestry / Federico Cheever, Robert B. McKinstry Jr., Robert L. Fischman -- Part VIII. Non-carbon dioxide climate pollutants -- Black carbon / Melissa Powers -- Methane and climate change / Steven Ferrey, Romany M. Webb -- Fluorinated gases / Nathan Borgford-Parnell, Stephen Oliver Anderson, Durwood Zaelke -- Nitrous oxide / Jessica Wentz, David Kanter.
Summary "[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"-- Page [4] of cover.
Other author Gerrard, Michael, 1951- editor.
Dernbach, John C., 1953- editor.
Environmental Law Institute, issuing body.
Subject Carbon dioxide mitigation -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Greenhouse gas mitigation -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Climatic changes -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Environmental management -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Energy policy -- United States.
ISBN 1585761974

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