Unlocking the Global Warming Toolbox: Key Choices for Carbon Restriction and Sequestration

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Written from the unique and informed perspective of someone who has served as an advisor to every interested stakeholder, Unlocking the Global Warming Toolbox is the first and only book to focus on the key options for designing and implementing equitable and goal-specific carbon regulation. Since CO2, once emitted, remains warming the atmosphere for a century after its release, the choices made now may push us past the point of no return in terms of global warming.

This book is a regulatory toolkit holding the policy and legal implements necessary to shape the carbon future. It showcases the ongoing legal and regulatory issues that will be worked out both in the United States and in international programs for years, and highlights the lasting issues related to crafting successful carbon control. Unlocking the Global Warming Toolbox is a must-have for those who would regulate carbon and those who would be subject to that regulation—policymakers, regulators, industry, nongovernmental organizations, and consumers.

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  • Examines the science of global warming, its impacts, and the time remaining to regulate
  • Surveys the Kyoto Protocol, the European Union regulatory experience with carbon, and the U.S. system of carbon control embodied in state and regional programs
  • Explores in detail the pivotal legal and regulatory issues surrounding global carbon regulation, such as leakage and additionality
  • Discusses the policy and regulatory interface between carbon control and renewable power options, two sides of the global warming coin


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  • Anyone who seeks to understand how, or relies upon, energy markets
  • Students

About the Author

Steven Ferrey is a professor of energy and contract law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, and in 2003 was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. His experience includes working for the World Bank and the United Nations on renewable energy project development in Asia and Africa for more than a decade, concurrent with his teaching assignments. Mr. Ferrey’s previously published books include The New Rules: A Guide to Electric Market Regulation (PennWell 2000) and Renewable Power in Developing Countries (PennWell 2005). His constantly updated three-volume treatise on energy law, The Law of Independent Power (West 2010), is used around the world as the standard reference on energy law and policy, and his environmental law book, Environmental Law: Examples and Explanations (Aspen, 5th ed. 2010), is widely used in environmental law courses.

Type: Hardcover
Size: 6x9
Pages: 324
Published: 2010
ISBN: 9781593702137

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