ISBN 9788132102281,Energy Efficiency and Climate Change : Conserving Power for a Sustainable Future

Energy Efficiency and Climate Change : Conserving Power for a Sustainable Future


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788132102281

ISBN-10 8132102282

Hard Back

Number of Pages 372 Pages
Language (English)


This book deals with a gamut of issues related to energy efficiency, development and environment with a view to provide a systematic framework for the efficient utilization of energy. While analyzing the barriers and drivers for energy-efficiency investments, it focuses on mobilization of private capital and the commercialization of energy-efficiency technologies. It also links the issue with the climate debate in terms of its causes, outcomes, policy initiatives, mitigation and adaptation methodologies. Energy Efficiency and Climate Change: Conserving Power for a Sustainable Future discusses the development of policy instruments to promote energy-efficiency investments that can bridge the gap between energy-efficiency potential and practice. It directly addresses the ?Energy Efficiency Gap? that every country has faced in the form of opposition to energy reform policies. A discussion on implications of international laws on climate change is followed by proposing the commercialization of energy-efficient technologies, with special focus on the role of multilateral institutions in promoting the adoption of energy-efficiency measures. This book will be an important resource for academics working in the fields of economics and development studies and environment studies and also for policy makers and industrialists. Table of Contents Preface Energy, Economy and the Environment: An Introduction Climate Debate Win-Win Climate Policy Fundamentals of Energy Efficiency The Benefits and Drawbacks of Energy Efficiency The Concept of Barriers and Drivers and its Application to Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency and International Environmental Law Commercializing Clean Energy Technologies Financing Energy Efficiency in Transition Economies The Role of Institutions in Promoting Energy Efficiency Epilogue: Road to a Sustainable Future: A Systematic Understanding of Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Consolidated Bibliography Index