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The toll from coal: Power plants, emissions, wildlife, and human health

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Year
2001

Citation

Glick, P., 2001, The toll from coal: Power plants, emissions, wildlife, and human health: Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v. 21, iss. 6, p. 482-500.

Summary

As technical efficiency improvement in energy use remains a touchstone measure to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, there is substantial concern about whether this approach can offset the large and expanding impacts of human actions. Critics contend that without adjustments to the prevailing consumptive lifestyle, energy efficiency improvement will generate only token reductions in GHG emissions. I address this concern by examining the extent to which technical efficiency improvement in energy use offsets the impacts of housing-related lifestyle on GHG emissions. I build from two perspectives, the physical-technical-economic models that consider energy efficiency improvement as a potent strategy to curb residential energy consumption, [...]

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Author :
Glick, P.

Communities

  • Western Energy Citation Clearinghouse

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DOI WECC []
ISSN WECC 0270-4676

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