Markets and the Environment, Second Edition

Author: Mr. Nathaniel O. Keohane,Dr. Sheila M. Olmstead

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610916085

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 2016

A clear grasp of economics is essential to understanding why environmental problems arise and how we can address them. So it is with good reason that Markets and the Environment has become a classic text in environmental studies since its first publication in 2007. Now thoroughly revised with updated information on current environmental policy and real-world examples of market-based instruments, the primer is more relevant than ever. The authors provide a concise yet thorough introduction to the economic theory of environmental policy and natural resource management. They begin with an overview of environmental economics before exploring topics including cost-benefit analysis, market failures and successes, and economic growth and sustainability.Readers of the first edition will notice new analysis of cost estimation as well as specific market instruments, including municipal water pricing and waste disposal. Particular attention is paid to behavioral economics and cap-and-trade programs for carbon. Throughout, Markets and the Environment is written in an accessible, student-friendly style. It includes study questions for each chapter, as well as clear figures and relatable text boxes. The authors have long understood the need for a book to bridge the gap between short articles on environmental economics and tomes filled with complex algebra. Markets and the Environment makes clear how economics influences policy, the world around us, and our own lives.
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Organisations and the Business Environment

Author: Tom Craig,David Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113637518X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 696

View: 7365

This new edition of Organisations and the Business Environment provides a completely revised, extended and updated edition of the original successful text. It provides contemporary and comprehensive coverage of the subject matter which is highly relevant to business and management students at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional levels. The text is written in a clear and concise style, illustrated with topical examples and data. Organisations and the Business Environment (second edition) comprises four sections: * Business Organisations ¡V discusses the evolution of organisational and managerial theories and concepts with particular emphasis on their relevance in the 21st century. The different types of organisations and their missions, visions, goals and objectives are examined. * The External Business Macro-Environment ¡V describes and considers the political, economic, socio-cultural, technological, ecological and legal influences on organisations, utilizing the PESTEL framework of analysis. This section includes a review of the internationalization of businesses and examines the role of GATT and the WTO, single markets and trading blocs. * The External Business Micro-Environment ¡V provides a review of the market system and the nature of supply and demand. Market structures are examined in the light of monopolistic regimes and working for competitive advantage. The impact of government intervention is explored via regulatory bodies, privatization, and nationalization programmes. * Business Management ¡V explores the major aspects of contemporary business organisations, including corporate governance and business ethics. In particular, this section tackles the areas of structure, culture, change, quality management and the principal functions of organisations. This textbook is a user-friendly resource with end of chapter questions, activities and assignments to consolidate learning. Its strong emphasis on topical examples enables students to understand how theory is applied in business contexts, including, GlaxoSmithKline, BT, Scottish and Newcastle, Hanson plc and a number of not-for-profit organisations. There is additional Tutor Resource material, including presentation slides, data charts, chapter summaries, questions and answers. "An excellent book...good use of learning objectives, questions and potential assignments." Paul Blakely, Lecturer, University College of Warrington.
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Geothermal Energy

Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Edition

Author: William E. Glassley

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482221748

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 423

View: 8113

An In-Depth Introduction to Geothermal Energy Addressing significant changes in the energy markets since the first edition, Geothermal Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Edition expounds on the geothermal industry, exploring the expansion, growth, and development of geothermal systems. This text covers every area of geothermal energy, including environmental and economic issues, and technological advancements. Considers the Vast Technological Achievements within the Geothermal Industry Factoring in new concepts for distributed generation, hybrid technologies, and the development of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS), the book incorporates real-world examples designed to illustrate the key aspects of chapter topics. It provides case studies in nearly every chapter, and includes examples from the U.S., Iceland, France, and Japan. Contains comprehensive, quantitative, and rigorous treatment of the geology, geochemistry, and geophysics of geothermal resources, and how they impact exploration, resource assessment, and operations Provides a state-of-the-art description of current Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Presents an objective description of the most recent economic comparisons including all energy resources Covers environmental issues of energy use and quantitative descriptions of the relative impacts of all renewable and non-renewable energy resources Describes geothermal resources from a global perspective, including direct use and geothermal heat pump applications, as well as power production Geothermal Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Edition can be used for undergraduate coursework; as a reference for designers, planners, engineers, and architects; and as a source of background material for policymakers, investors, and regulators.
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International Law for Energy and the Environment, Second Edition

Author: Patricia Park

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439870969

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

View: 8939

This completely revised edition of Energy Law and the Environment has greatly expanded its scope to explore how international law engages with multinational companies regarding energy sources, ownership of those resources, and state sovereignty. Written for all the players in the energy sector, lawyers and non-lawyers alike, this second edition has been aptly renamed International Law for Energy and the Environment. It considers issues of energy sector regulation related to economics and protection of intellectual property associated with development of technologies for mitigating environmentally damaging emissions. The book is divided into three sections that build upon each other. Section I addresses the interrelationship between international law, environmental law, and the energy sector. It covers regulatory theory within an economic context; the regulation of multinational companies with regard to international regulation and state rules; and trade, competition, and environmental law in the energy sector. Section II examines the regulation of the various energy sectors—oil, gas, and nuclear—and how international law affects them and their ownership, risk, and liability. Section III considers some of the main energy producer/user jurisdictions where energy companies operate, including more developed systems around the world, such as the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Norway, and Australia as well as two major emerging economies, namely, India and China. The final chapter reviews the material presented in the book, drawing conclusions about the current state of environmental regulation in the energy sector and identifying potential future developments.
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ECONOMICS OF ENVIRONMENT

Author: MUTHUKRISHNAN, SUBHASHINI

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120351355

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9103

This book, now in its Second Edition, continues to provide a comprehensive and coherent discussion of environmental economics. The text begins with an overview of the interdependence of economics and the environment. It then focuses on the theories and concepts from mainstream economics and describes how they are applied to environmental issues. The book discusses in detail the issues of market failure, externality and welfare with regard to the environment. It also analyzes population dynamics and its relationship with the environment. The concepts and issues related to natural resources economics and valuation of environmental resources as important part of environmental economics have been dealt with. Finally, the book presents important national and international environmental issues and legislations. The book is specially designed for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of economics. NEW TO THIS EDITION The most obvious change in this second edition is the new chapter entirely focusing on the interaction between economy and environment using the material balance model and examining the nature of environmental problems. It focuses on applying the principles of welfare economics to environment and its role in decision making relating to environmental resource use. KEY FEATURES • Discusses various real-life environmental issues for better understanding of the theory. • Provides a list of assignment topics to encourage the students to gain practical knowledge. • Includes a glossary containing important terms.
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Economics and the Environment

A signalling and incentives approach

Author: Ian Wills

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741763487

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 3091

Coordinating our use of the earth's natural resources is not easy. Resource users are many, their goals diverse, and their impacts on the environment often uncertain. How we use those resources depends on the signals and incentives we receive, from either the market or our governments. These systems encourage certain uses of natural resources, but they are not perfect. We harm the environment not out of malice, but because we do not know the consequences of our actions, or the incentives for harm are too great to ignore. Economics and the Environment argues that, by lowering the cost and improving the quality of the necessary signals and incentives, we can better reconcile our diverse interests in the environment. It introduces an economic way of thinking about environmental issues, without assuming a background in economics: * how the economy and the environment interact * how resource use is coordinated in ideal market and planned economies * the barriers to ideal signalling and incentives in real markets and real government planning * the economist's tools for dealing with natural resource issues * the uncertainty and complexity of environmental issues: climate change, water rights, air pollution and overharvesting of common resources. This second edition of Economics and the Environment is fully updated and includes new material on sustainability, valuation of environmental changes, the prospects for international cooperation under the Kyoto Protocol and the problems of defining and enforcing measures to protect biodiversity. It offers students in both economics and environmental studies programs a coherent framework for understanding our major environmental problems. Ian Wills succeeds in providing a fresh perspective . . . a very interesting and informative textbook.' Economic Record
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Agriculture and the Environment

Perspectives on Sustainable Rural Development

Author: Ernst Lutz

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821342497

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 383

View: 2026

Agriculture in developing countries has been remarkably productive during the last few decades; however, the production levels were achieved at the cost of placing more stress on natural resources and the environment. This volume brings together state-of-the-art applied, practical research related to agriculture, development, and the environment in the developing world. It attempts to distill current knowledge and to summarize it in readable form for development practitioners. Where possible, authors use specific examples to indicate which approaches have worked and which have not, under which conditions, and why.
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Greener Products

The Making and Marketing of Sustainable Brands, Second Edition

Author: Al Iannuzzi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351858327

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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Within the last decade sustainable product development and green marketing have been proven to be beneficial not only to the environment but also to industry. Companies are creating new initiatives to incorporate these concepts into their business plans and are typically setting new sustainability targets every five years. To remain relevant in this fast-paced field with new principles and concepts that surface daily, the second edition will have all chapters updated with new case studies, and a new chapter on capital cost accounting will be added. The new case studies will be on Nike, Samsung Electronics, Apple Inc., BMW, and many other corporations.
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Packaging and the Environment

Alternatives, Trends and Solutions

Author: Susan Selke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781566761048

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 264

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The leading book on packaging and the environment-now expanded and updated This is a detailed examination and objective analysis of all aspects of environmental problems related to packaging: resource depletion, pollution, solid waste management, recycling, degradability, package design considerations, and legislation. The author is a leading authority on the subject. The presentation is well documented and non-partisan. This new edition is expanded and completely updated.
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Politics, Society, and the Media, Second Edition

Author: Paul Nesbitt-Larking

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144260428X

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Politics, Society, and the Media is the first comprehensive political sociology of the media to be published in Canada. Paul Nesbitt-Larking draws upon a range of disciplines, including cultural and media studies, political economy, social theory, and political science to provide an analysis of the relationship between power and representation in Canada. The framework for the book presents a model of the mutual interaction between politics and the media. Attention is focused in the early chapters on how cultural, ideological, economic, and governmental forces shape and condition the production of media in Canada. Chapters on the work of Innis, Grant, McLuhan, and their postmodern successors place the evolution of McLuhan's theoretical argument that "the medium is the message" at the heart of the book. Canadian identity, and how to understand Canadian media politically, is the subject of a chapter on textual analysis. Two extensive chapters follow on the media’s influence and effects on politics. In addition to standard topics on politics and the media, this new edition offers much more: an examination of the media on the politics of gender and aboriginal peoples, the micro-politics of the media workplace, and an exploration of important media-related considerations. Throughout, reference is made to relevant and compelling issues placed within the context of media theory.
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Natural Resource and Environmental Economics

Author: Roger Perman

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273655596

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 699

View: 7056

This text has been written primarily for the specialist market of second and third year undergraduate and post-graduate students of economics. The clear explanations and basic principles that underpin the text, however, make it readily accessible to non-economists coming to environmental economics from diverse programmes of study. Natural Resource and Environmental Economics is among the leading textbooks in its field. Well written and rigorous in its approach, this third edition follows in the vein of previous editions and continues to provide a comprehensive and clear account of the application of economic analysis to environmental issues. This new edition has evolved with the times and been thoroughly updated to reflect recent developments in environmental issues and policies, such as forestry, biodiversity and pollution control. The early chapters explain the development and role of environmental economics before further chapters advance the student at a suitably challenging but achievable level.
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An Introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions

Author: Maureen Burton,Reynold F. Nesiba,Bruce Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317476751

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 700

View: 8986

Completely revised and updated to include the ongoing financial crisis and the Obama administration's programs to combat it, this is the best available introductory textbook for an undergraduate course on Financial Markets and Institutions. It provides balanced coverage of theories, policies, and institutions in a conversational style that avoids complex models and mathematics, making it a student-friendly text with many unique teaching features. Financial crises, global competition, deregulation, technological innovation, and growing government oversight have significantly changed financial markets and institutions. The new edition of this text is designed to capture the ongoing changes, and to present an analytical framework that enables students to understand and anticipate changes in the financial system and accompanying changes in markets and institutions. The text includes Learning Objectives and end-of-chapter Key Words and Questions, and an online Instructor's Manual is available to adopters.
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Environment and Society

A Critical Introduction

Author: Paul Robbins,John Hintz,Sarah A. Moore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118451562

Category: Science

Page: 350

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Substantially updated for the second edition, this engaging and innovative introduction to the environment and society uses key theoretical approaches to explore familiar objects. Features substantial revisions and updates for the second edition, including new chapters on E waste, mosquitoes and uranium, improved maps and graphics, new exercises, shorter theory chapters, and refocused sections on environmental solutions Discusses topics such as population and scarcity, commodities, environmental ethics, risks and hazards, and political economy and applies them to objects like bottled water, tuna, and trees Accessible for students, and accompanied by in-book and online resources including exercises and boxed discussions, an online test bank, notes, suggested reading, and website links for enhanced understanding Offers additional online support for instructors, including suggested teaching models, PowerPoint slides for each chapter with full-color graphics, and supplementary images and teaching material
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A Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy, Second Edition

National Government Interventions in a Global Arena

Author: Frank Wijen,K. Zoeteman,J. Pieters,Paul van Seters

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849805776

Category: Political Science

Page: 800

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Acclaim for the first edition: ÔThis is undoubtedly a useful collection of essays for environmental policy-makers and anyone interested in the relationship between national government and transnational forces. . . the collection brings together some interesting perspectives and should prove a useful complement to the existing political sociology of the environment.Õ Ð International Sociology Ð Review of Books ÔThe Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy is a very important book. More than 40 experienced authors, including some of the most important international thought leaders of our time, have confronted a crucial question: How can and should national governments come to grips with the need for global action on a wide range of increasingly urgent environmental challenges that exceed their authority and capability? Through close examination of numerous case studies, a balanced perspective that takes government, business and civil society into account, and fresh interdisciplinary thinking about a range of policy tools, the Handbook offers a treasure-trove of new concepts and new perspectives. The authors conclude that by acknowledging the ongoing erosion of national sovereignty and accepting the growing need to work together in supranational forums, national governments can, in fact, increase their capacity to shape their own destiny.Õ Ð Lawrence Susskind, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US ÔIn an increasingly interdependent world, global forces affect both the design and effectiveness of environmental policy. This Handbook provides an unusually creative and comprehensive guide, not only to the nature of these forces and their impacts, but also to how a better understanding of these forces can provide a foundation for improving the effectiveness of environmental policy.Õ Ð Tom Tietenberg, Colby College, US In the current era of globalisation, national governments are increasingly exposed to international influences that present new constraints and opportunities for domestic environmental policies. This comprehensive, revised Handbook pushes the frontiers of theoretical and empirical knowledge, and provides a state-of-the-art examination of the multifaceted effects of globalisation on environmental governance. Including substantially revised as well as new contributions from leading authorities, the Handbook offers an insightful overview of recent developments at the intersection of globalisation and national environmental policy. It covers themes including national regimes, trade rules, types of goods, federalism, innovation, standards, citizen-consumers, developing countries, policy networks, partnerships, and carbon trading. The HandbookÕs depth and scope will appeal to a broad and varied readership, across academics, students, and policy-makers interested in public and private governance, environmental economics, international relations, environmental politics and law, sociology, and political science.
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The Securitization Markets Handbook

Structures and Dynamics of Mortgage- and Asset-backed Securities

Author: Charles Austin Stone,Anne Zissu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118233034

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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A comprehensive guide to the continuously evolving world ofsecuritization The Second Edition of The Securitization MarketsHandbook is a valuable resource for both experienced moneymanagers trying to put a securitization strategy into place as wellas newcomers looking to acquire a broad and strong foundation inthis discipline. This edition takes a close look at the pre- andpost-crash mortgage market and the mortgage-backed securities basedon those mortgages, as well as other asset-backed securitiesincluding commercial paper or credit cards. The crash of the subprime market and the failure of theasset-backed markets offer an opportunity to learn about bankingfinance, specifically off-balance sheet finance, and the manycostly mistakes that resulted in one of the most severe downturnsin financial markets. With this book, you'll discover why certainmortgage and asset-backed securities imploded and others didn't.This new edition examines why the market failed and how the nextcrisis can be averted or made less severe. It also explains whysecuritization remains a primary source of capital for the mortgagemarket, credit card market, home equity market, auto loan market,and segments of the commercial paper market. Offers an informed overview of how the securitization marketworks, how to make money in it, and what's next for asset- andmortgage-backed securities after the crisis Contains new chapters on CDOs and SIVs, along with a history ofthe growth and crash of the subprime market, asset-backedsecurities, and home equity lines of credit Written by securitization experts Charles Stone and AnneZissu Updated to reflect the current market environment, the SecondEdition of The Securitization Markets Handbook offersclear, comprehensive guidance to these complex markets.
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Managing the Environment, Managing Ourselves

A History of American Environmental Policy, Second Edition

Author: Richard N. L. Andrews

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300111248

Category: History

Page: 515

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In this book Richard N. L. Andrews looks at American environmental policy over the past four hundred years, shows how it affects environmental issues and public policy decisions today, and poses the central policy challenges for the future. This second edition brings the book up to date through President George W. Bush's first term and gives the current state of American environmental politics and policy. “A guide to what every organizational decision maker, public and private, needs to know in an era in which environmental issues have become global.”—Lynton K. Caldwell, Public Administration Review "A wonderful text for students and scholars of environmental history and environmental policy.”—William L. Andreen, Environmental History
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Marketing

An Introduction

Author: Rosalind Masterson,David Pickton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446243947

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

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Electronic Inspection Copy avilable for instructors here 'A very good course support that also offers students interesting and updated case studies to study in groups during tutorials. This book provides a good balance of theoretical concepts and managerial insights to offer the students a comprehensive introduction to the vast subject of marketing' - Veronique Pauwels-Delassus, IESEG School of Management The Second Edition of Marketing: An Introduction gives students embarking on an introductory marketing course at undergraduate level a clear and accessible grounding in theory, and brings the principles of marketing to life by illustrating their practical applications through numerous examples and case studies. Each chapter contains activities, focus boxes, and self-test questions, encouraging you to take an active role and apply what you've learned to your own experience. The book covers; the marketing environment, making sense of markets and buyer behaviour, the marketing mix and managing marketing. - Packed with activities and applications, it integrates the principles of marketing theory with the practice of marketing in the real world - Marketing challenges in each chapter illustrate decisions that face practitioners day-to-day, encouraging students to reflect on how they would handle situations in their future careers - E-focus, CRM focus, ethical focus, B2B focus and global focus boxes present hot topics in marketing and help you to relate these to students' own experience - End of chapter mini case studies featuring a range of organizations, products and techniques provide further illustrations of marketing in practice Designed specifically for students new to Marketing, the Second Edition of this much-loved book provides students with all they need know to succeed on their introductory course. Visit the Companion Website at www.sagepub.co.uk/masterson
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Introduction to International and Global Studies, Second Edition

Author: Shawn C. Smallman,Kimberley Brown

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469621665

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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This innovative introduction to international and global studies, updated and revised in a new edition, offers instructors in the social sciences and humanities a core textbook for teaching undergraduates in this rapidly growing field. Encompassing the latest scholarship in what is a markedly interdisciplinary endeavor, Shawn Smallman and Kimberley Brown introduce key concepts, themes, and issues and then examine each in lively chapters on essential topics that include the history of globalization; economic, political, and cultural globalization; security, energy, and development; health; agriculture and food; and the environment. Within these topics, the authors explore such timely and pressing subjects as commodity chains, labor (including present-day slavery), human rights, multinational corporations, and the connections among them. New to this edition: * The latest research on debates over privacy rights and surveillance since Edward Snowden's disclosures * Updates on significant political and economic developments throughout the world, including a new case study of European Union, Icelandic, and Greek responses to the 2008 fiscal crisis * The newest information about the rise of fracking, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the decline of the Peak Oil movement, and climate change, including the latter's effects on the Arctic and Antarctica * A dedicated website with authors' blog and a teaching tab with syllabi, class activities, and well-designed, classroom-tested resources * An updated teacher's manual available online, including sample examination questions, additional resources for each chapter, and special assistance for teaching ESL students * Updated career advice for international studies majors
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Economics: The Basics

Author: Tony Cleaver

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136721576

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 4535

Now in its second edition, Economics: The Basics provides an engaging and topical introduction to the key issues in contemporary economics. Fully updated to take into account the economic recession, changing patterns in world trade, housing and currency markets, this book covers fundamental issues, including:How different economic systems functionThe boom and bust cycle of market economiesThe impact of emerging marketsHow price, supply and demand interactThe role of the banking and finance industryWhether we can emerge from recession and reduce povertyThe impact of economics on the environment.
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Green Trading Markets:

Developing the Second Wave

Author: Peter C. Fusaro,Marion Yuen

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080544854

Category: Science

Page: 250

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The United States accounts for 25% of the Global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. To keep pace with growing electricity demands, the U.S and developing countries are turning more to coal-fired generation with correspondingly greater GHG emissions and other forms of pollution. Therefore, it is imperative to focus on what can be done to reverse this trend. At the same time, technologies for renewable energy generation and energy efficiency are available, and increasingly, these are being deployed on a cost-competitive basis. Environmental financial trading and the markets offer a solution and a way forward through Green Trading! Environmental financial trading began in the U.S in 1995 and has since spread to many countries. Green Trading Markets provides valuable information on continued U.S innovations in the context of the global development of green commodity markets. * New ways of leveraging existing assets. * New revenue streams and new opportunities for commodity trading. * various approaches to improving management of greenhouse gases. * Maximising renewable enegy sources
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