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  1. Sustainable Cities in Europe

    By Peter Nijkamp, Adriaan Perrels

    Series: Energy and Infrastructure Set

    Although urbanization steadily increases, many modern cities are finding the accommodation of their populations an increasingly difficult task. Planners and policy-makers battling to alleviate the problem with a host of urban renewal initiatives have made environmental issues and policies central...

    Published September 30th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Beyond the Woodfuel Crisis

    People, land and trees in Africa

    By Gerald Leach, Robin Mearns

    Series: Energy and Infrastructure Set

    People scratching a living from parched land, women walking miles for scraps of firewood are both familiar images of Africa. But, in many places, people, with the help of governments and aid agencies, are putting the land into good shape, growing more food and creating a healthy cover of trees....

    Published October 1st 2009 by Routledge

  3. Transport Policy and the Environment

    Six case studies

    By Kenneth Button

    Edited by Jean-Philippe Barde

    Series: Energy and Infrastructure Set

    Transport, in particular the motor vehicle, is a major source of environmental disruption and, in the developed world, accounts for thirty percent of energy consumption. In most countries, transport policy is a major government concern, yet it is rare for decisions to be made outside a narrow...

    Published October 1st 2009 by Routledge

  4. Personal Transport and the Greenhouse Effect

    By Peter Hughes

    Series: Energy and Infrastructure Set

    The issue of 'sustainability' in the developed world is nowhere more critical than in the field of personal travel, which in many countries has become the fastest-growing contributor to global warming. Unless the use of cars can be brought under control, there is little chance of meeting government...

    Published October 1st 2009 by Routledge

  5. Nuclear Juggernaut

    The transport of radioactive materials

    By Martin Bond

    Series: Energy and Infrastructure Set

    Every day throughout Britain, by road, by rail and by sea, there are large numbers of routine movements of radioactive cargo. Materials at all stages of the nuclear cycle, from uranium ore to nuclear waste, from nuclear warheads to radioactive isotopes used in medicine, are constantly on the move....

    Published October 1st 2009 by Routledge

  6. The Environmental Management of Low-Grade Fuels

    By Mary MacDonald, Michael Chadwick, Gareg Aslanian

    Series: Energy and Infrastructure Set

    The negative environmental impacts of energy use, particularly soil and water pollution, continue to present serious policy dilemmas. The release of emissions and effluents and the build-up of solid waste throughout the fuel cycle have disruptive effects on natural habitats and human health....

    Published October 1st 2009 by Routledge

  7. Biomass Assessment

    By Andrew Millington, John Townsend

    Series: Energy and Infrastructure Set

    Energy is an issue for everyone and nowhere more so than in the SADCC countries. But for sensible policy and planning, clear information about the extent of resources is needed. This innovative study combines the results of field assessment of biomass with advanced techniques in remote sensing by...

    Published October 1st 2009 by Routledge

  8. The British Electricity Experiment

    Privatization: the record, the issues, the lessons

    By John Surrey

    Series: Energy and Infrastructure Set

    In 1990, energy in the UK underwent a unique and fundamental transformation, with the privatization of the electricity supply industry. This is the first book to fully assess the experiment. It first explains how – and why – the British electricity supply industry was privatized. It then...

    Published October 1st 2009 by Routledge

  9. The Fuelwood Trap

    A study of the SADCC region

    By Barry Munslow, Yemi Katerere, Adriaan Ferf, Phil O'Keefe

    Series: Energy and Infrastructure Set

    Over 60 million people live in the SADCC countries; by 2000 AD the number will be over 100 million. The vast majority, city-dwellers as well as farmers, rely on wood fuel for domestic use. Supplies are diminishing as consumption grows. The quality of life is deteriorating yet further and the...

    Published October 1st 2009 by Routledge

  10. Energy Policy in the Greenhouse

    From warming fate to warming limit

    By Florentin Krause, Wilfrid Bach, Jon Koomey

    Series: Energy and Infrastructure Set

    The globe is warming and while no one knows what will happen as a result, it is clear that slowing the process is a necessary goal. Other studies have considered 'warming fates', this one brings sophisticated computer modeling to bear on ways of minimizing the risks. Fossil carbon emissions,...

    Published October 1st 2009 by Routledge

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