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Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy
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Hal Harvey Robbie Orvis
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Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy

Hal Harvey Robbie Orvis Jeffrey Rissman


Island Press

Mathematics & Sciences;
Global warming


272 pages

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Cutting global carbon emissions is a daunting challenge, but the technologies and strategies to meet it exist today. A small set of energy policies, designed and implemented well, can put us on the right path. Energy systems are large and complex, so energy policy must be focused and cost-effective. One-size-fits-all approaches simply won't get the job done.

Written by Hal Harvey, CEO of environmental policy firm Energy Innovation, with Robbie Orvis and Jeffrey Rissman of Energy Innovation, Designing Climate Solutions is a comprehensive guide to energy policies that will have the largest impact on carbon emissions, and how to design these policies well. In this unique resource, Harvey identifies the largest sources of global emissions, the best policies to target these sectors, and key design principles for each approach. Designing Climate Solutions gives professionals the tools they need to select, design, and implement a portfolio of policies that can put us on the path to a livable climate future.

By:   Hal Harvey, Robbie Orvis, Jeffrey Rissman
Imprint:   Island Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 213mm,  Width: 165mm, 
ISBN:   9781610919562
ISBN 10:   1610919564
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   February 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Introduction PART I: A Roadmap for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Chapter 1. Putting Us On Track to a Low-Carbon Future Chapter 2. Energy Policy Design Chapter 3. How to Prioritize Policies for Emissions Reduction PART II: The Top Policies for Greenhouse Gas Abatement SECTION 1: The Power Sector Chapter 4. Renewable Portfolio Standards and Feed-In Tariffs Chapter 5. Complementary Power Sector Policies SECTION 2: The Transportation Sector Chapter 6. Vehicle Performance Standards Chapter 7. Vehicle and Fuel Fees and Feebates Chapter 8. Electric Vehicle Policies Chapter 9. Urban Mobility Policies SECTION 3: The Buildings Sector Chapter 10. Building Codes and Appliance Standards SECTION 4: The Industry Sector Chapter 11. Industrial Energy Efficiency Chapter 12. Industrial Process Emissions Policies SECTION 5: Cross-Sector Policies Chapter 13. Carbon Pricing Chapter 14. Research and Development Policies Appendix 1. The Energy Policy Simulator Appendix 2. Methodology for Quantitative Policy Assessment

Hal Harvey is the CEO of Energy Innovation, a San Francisco-based energy and environmental policy firm. He was the founder of ClimateWorks Foundation and Energy Foundation, and served as Environment Program Director at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. He served on energy panels appointed by Presidents Bush (41) and Clinton, and currently serves as President and Chairman of the Board for several financial, science, and philanthropic groups. He is also a Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Paulson Institute. Harvey has B.S. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University in Engineering, specializing in Energy Planning. Robbie Orvis is Director of Energy Policy Design at Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology, LLC. Robbie has worked with numerous governments on climate and energy policy, including China, Indonesia, Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Poland, among others. His work has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications. Robbie holds a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University and a B.S. from UC Berkeley. Jeffrey Rissman is the Industry Program Director and Head of Modeling at Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology, LLC. His work has been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, The New York Times, and other publications. Jeffrey holds an M.S. in Environmental Sciences and Engineering and a Masters of City and Regional Planning from UNC Chapel Hill.

Hal Harvey's response to increasing temperatures, rising sea levels, and extreme weather is this timely, thoughtful roadmap to a sustainable future for our planet and its inhabitants. He combines pragmatic optimism and common sense to produce science-based policy options that can enable us to save our planet while strengthening the world's economies. --Tom Carper, US Senator Hal Harvey has earned an international reputation as adviser to governments, businesses, and utilities, showing which levers can most effectively deal with climate change. The innovative economic and regulatory techniques found here can solve tough energy problems. Harvey provides a gift--a handbook to his techniques as understandable as a storybook. --Rush D. Holt, CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science We are dangerously behind in the existential race to deal with climate change. The cost of inaction far exceeds the cost of action. Hal Harvey has been on the front lines of this fight for years. He knows what he is writing about and his book offers focused, tested strategies for policy makers who are serious about making a difference. --John Kerry, former US Secretary of State and former US Senator The cognitive dissonance between the real impacts of climate change and responses to it is dangerous in the extreme. Hal Harvey's new book shows us, with crystal-clear analysis, how to do more and faster. It is a bright master plan and a must-read for policy makers. --Laurence Tubiana, former French climate ambassador for COP 21 A compact but detailed how-to guide for developing energy policies that have real impact. --Vox A superb guide to policies to reduce carbon emissions in the power sector...The book, which provides a highly structured exploration of the sources of power sector emissions and policies to reduce them, is systematic, thorough, and insightful. --PV Magazine In the real world of environmental protection, decision makers need detailed information on which policies will have the biggest impact, and how to design those policies so they really deliver. Designing Climate Solutions is an outstanding resource. --Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, 2009-2013

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