A Bottom-Up Approach: Low-Carbon Energy Transition in Developing Countries
Parthan, Binu, International Trade Forum
The world's rapidly growing demand for resources, influenced by high growth rates and urbanization in countries such as China, India and Indonesia, is resulting in higher overall commodity prices, particularly for fuels. Yet there are technologies available which can help to ease the demand for fossil fuels in developing countries and to produce goods and services more efficiently. These technologies can also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Although the world is likely to continue its heavy dependence on fossil fuels in the near term, low-carbon energy technologies will increase their share. These include technologies that traditional environmentalists do not always view as sustainable: advanced clean coal technologies, fourth-generation nuclear energy and carbon capture and storage all offer lower carbon emissions. Clean energy systems, i.e., renewable energy and energy efficiency systems, are expected to play a key role in decarbonizing the energy sector and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Much attention has already been placed on policy measures that will help shift …
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Publication information: Article title: A Bottom-Up Approach: Low-Carbon Energy Transition in Developing Countries. Contributors: Parthan, Binu - Author. Magazine title: International Trade Forum. Issue: 1 Publication date: January-March 2010. Page number: 22+. © 1998 International Trade Centre UNCTAD/GATT. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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