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Solution for The Energy Crisis and Climate Change

The Challenge

The future global economy is likely to consume ever more energy, especially with the rising energy demand of developing countries such as China and India. At the same time, the tremendous risk of cl ...

The future global economy is likely to consume ever more energy, especially with the rising energy demand of developing countries such as China and India. At the same time, the tremendous risk of climate change associated with the use of fossil fuels makes supplying this energy increasingly difficult.

Give priority to measures that can increase energy efficiency, such as better insulation of residential buildings, new vehicle engines, and improved manufacturing processes.

A substantial amount of carbon emissions in the short run could be reduced through improvements in energy efficiency that would incur little cost. These measures should be made a priority.

Implementing them requires a combination of incentives given by carbon and energy prices and technological standards. We can achieve large efficiency gains through better insulation of residential buildings, implementation of natural gas condensing boilers in houses, new types of engines for vehicles, and more efficient manufacturing processes. In particular, developing countries have high potential for efficiency gains given their currently inefficient energy use.

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    EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

    Polity, Academia, Business, Civil Society

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    Reduce emissions from power generation by exploiting available options in natural gas, bioenergy, and wind power; at the same time, increase public sector R&D on new technologies including carbon capture ...

    Reduce emissions from power generation by exploiting available options in natural gas, bioenergy, and wind power; at the same time, increase public sector R&D on new technologies including carbon capt ...

    Reduce emissions from power generation by exploiting available options in natural gas, bioenergy, and wind power; at the same time, increase public sector R&D on new technologies including carbon capture and storage (CCS), photovoltaics, and nuclear fusion.

    Polity, Academia, Business
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    Pursue international cooperation to promote investment in new energy technologies, together with the associated training, in developing regions.

    Pursue international cooperation to promote investment in new energy technologies, together with the associated training, in developing regions.

    Pursue international cooperation to promote investment in new energy technologies, together with the associated training, in developing regions.

    Polity, Business