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

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By Steve Ferrey

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. 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 will be subject to that regulation— policymakers, regulators, industry, nongovernmental organizations, and consumers.


  • Opening the toolbox
  • The science underlying global warming
  • The critical role of electric power architecture and carbon
  • The tipping point: Time as the combatant
  • The Kyoto Protocol: The world carbon model
  • The European Union core of carbon control: Compared and contrasted with recent U.S. experience
  • The regional greenhouse gas initiative: The original U.S. regulation
  • Golden state carbon: California GHG regulation
  • Regional and voluntary U.S. carbon programs
  • The Kyoto critique: The urgency of international redesign
  • The fulcrum on leverage on global warming: Role of the courts
  • The new carbon-attuned smart grid: Beyond simple poles and wires
  • Carbon leakage and the commerce clause
  • Carbon allowance auction: Regulatory and legal issues
  • Legal additionality requirements for carbon offsets
  • Offsetting carbon: Creating credits from renewable power and conservation
  • The feed-in tariff for renewable energy: Where It works and where it encounters legal impediments
  • Renewable portfolio standards for renewable power
  • The successful architecture to transform renewable power
  • Into the woods
  • The final analysis: The conclusion on carbon

324 Pages/Hardcover/April 2010
ISBN10 1-59370-213-2

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