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This book describes the various ?Green Technologies? that either do not produce any greenhouse gases nor any pollutants nor do they depend on the earth?s scant resources of oil and other fossil fuels. A relatively poor country like India has to uplift itself while at the same time meet the world?s demands for mitigating climate change. This is the crux of the matter: the book shows how we can derive business and industrialization benets from our climate change activities so that the resulting development may be able to justify the advantage by going along with the developed world and reducing our emissions. Highlights of the book: ? Summarizes global causes and concerns for the release of greenhouse gases from dierent sources, and how they can be minimized ? Presents the adaptive and mitigative measures necessary to protect the people and the business opportunities arising therefrom ? Shows the need for new forests and for controlling deforestation ? Reviews green technologies for energy production, for personal and citywide application, and for specific applications such as building design, road and air transport, hotels, industrialization, bringing up Indian villages and the general economy ? Looks at the National Action Plan and its business re-orientation ? Includes nearly a dozen Appendices giving highlights of various projects and ideas instituted in India for controlling emissions and reducing use of resources Contents: Chapter 1: What is Global Warming? Does it Really Affect Us? 1 1.1 The New Carbon Problem: Accumulation, Long Half-Life, Heating Potential 1 1.2 Carbon Emission Factors 5 1.3 Carbon Absorption in Nature (Photosynthesis and ?Sinks?) 6 1.4 The Global Emission Situation and India 9 1.5 The Kyoto and Other Protocols 12 1.6 How Does Climate Change Affect Us? 14 1.7 The Many Impacts of Climate Change 16 Chapter 2: Planning for the Future 24 2.1 Can the World Control Carbon Emissions? 24 2.2 Use of Promotional and Punitive Mechanisms for Reducing Carbon in Atmosphere 26 2.3 The General Approach in Planning for the Future 31 2.4 Developing Countrywide Adaptive Measures for Safety of Local People 32 2.5 Developing Mitigative Measures for Global Reduction of Carbon 37 2.6 India?s National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) 38 2.7 The MRV Debate 41 Chapter 3: Opportunities in Control of Carbon Emissions and Accumulation 43 3.1 Essential Steps for Control of Carbon Emissions and Accumulation 43 3.2 Each Country has to Develop its Own Priorities and Business Opportunities 45 3.3 Mckinsey?s Findings for Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Globally 46 3.4 India Needs a Mix of Green and Traditional Power Sources 48 3.5 A Logical Approach for Carbon Reduction, Worldwide?More Forests, Less Deforestation 49 3.6 Are Higher Payment Rates Warranted for Sinks in Warmer Climates? 51 3.7 Are Promotional Mechanisms also Needed at Country Level? 53 Chapter 4: Green Technologies for Energy Production 55 4.1 Various Technologies Available for Energy Production 55 4.2 Cost Comparison of a Few Typical Systems for Power Generation 56 4.3 Sources of Energy Production Already in Use 58 4.4 Alternative Methods Ready for Use 69 4.5 Green Technologies Needing Some Prior R&D Work 102 Chapter 5: Green Technologies for Personal and Citywide Application 106 5.1 Let?s Paint the Town Green 106 5.2 Carbon Emission Reduction at Personal Level 108 5.3 Carbon Emission Reduction at Local Authority and Citywide Level 111 5.4 Carbon Emissions from Imports 117 Chapter 6: Green Technologies for Specific Applications 118 6.1 Promotion of ?Green? Buildings 118 6.2 The Leeds Rating System Guidelines 121 6.3 The ?Griha? Rating System Guidelines 126 6.4 The Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) 130 6.5 Green Hotels and Hospitals 135 6.6 Green Technologies for Transport 136 6.7 Green Roads 140 6.8 Ports and Harbours 141 6.9 Green Technolog Printed Pages: 272. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 76581
Titel: Green Technologies: For a Better Future
Verlag: McGraw Hill Education
Auflage: First edition.