Green technologies [electronic resource] : for a better future /Tipo de material: LibroNúmero de ubicación: 303.48/3 Editor: New York, N.Y. : McGraw-Hill Education LLC., c2014Descripción: 272 p. : ill., figs., tables.ISBN: 9781259063732 (print ISBN); 1259063739 (print ISBN); 9789339203719 (eISBN); 9339203712 (eISBN).Materia(s): Green technology | Sustainable development | Industries -- Environmental aspectsRecursos en línea: Haga clic aquí para acceso en linea Also issued in online version.
|Tipo de ítem||Ubicación actual||Colección||Signatura topográfica||Estado||Fecha de vencimiento|
|Recurso Electrónico||Biblioteca Fundación Área Andina - Medellín||Colección digital||Disponible|
|Recurso Electrónico||Biblioteca Fundación Área Andina - Pereira||Colección digital||Disponible|
|Recurso Electrónico||Biblioteca Fundación Área Andina - Valledupar||Colección digital||Disponible|
|Recurso Electrónico||Biblioteca General Fundación Área Andina - Bogotá||Colección digital||Disponible|
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
A. Global warming? Asia melting? -- B. Preface -- C. Acknowledgements -- D. Author's profile -- 1. What is global warming? Does it really affect us? -- The new carbon problem: accumulation, long half-life, heating potential -- Carbon emission factors -- Carbon absorption in nature (photosynthesis and 'sinks') -- The global emission situation and india -- The kyoto and other protocols -- How does climate change affect us? -- The many impacts of climate change -- 2. Planning for the future -- Can the world control carbon emissions? -- Use of promotional and punitive mechanisms for reducing carbon in atmosphere -- The general approach in planning for the future -- Developing countrywide adaptive measures for safety of local people -- Developing mitigative measures for global reduction of carbon -- India's national action plan on climate change (napcc) -- The mrv debate -- 3. Opportunities in control of carbon emissions and accumulation -- Essential steps for control of carbon emissions and accumulation -- Each country has to develop its own priorities and business opportunities -- Mckinsey's findings for greenhouse gas reduction, globally -- India needs a mix of green and traditional power sources -- A logical approach for carbon reduction, worldwide—more forests, less deforestation -- Are higher payment rates warranted for sinks in warmer climates? -- Are promotional mechanisms also needed at country level? -- 4. Green technologies for energy production -- Various technologies available for energy production -- Cost comparison of a few typical systems for power generation -- Sources of energy production already in use -- Alternative methods ready for use -- Green technologies needing some prior r&d work -- 5. Green technologies for personal and citywide application -- Let's paint the town green -- Carbon emission reduction at personal level -- Carbon emission reduction at local authority and citywide level -- Carbon emissions from imports -- 6. Green technologies for specific applications -- Promotion of 'green' buildings -- The leeds rating system guidelines -- The 'griha' rating system guidelines -- The energy conservation building code (ecbc) -- Green hotels and hospitals -- Green technologies for transport -- Green roads -- Ports and harbours -- Green technologies for industries -- Carbon emissions from industries in general and carbon tax -- Carbon emissions from a few selected industries in india -- The changing scenario in cities -- Need for wider application to town planning and area re-development projects -- 'Green' infrastructure for municipal services -- Bringing up indian villages -- Green services for crematoria -- Spreading message to all stakeholders
7. Some high-tech measures for reducing carbon emissions -- Use of solar power with satellite-based systems -- Use of carbon capture and storage (sequestration) -- Genetic modification of microorganisms -- A few miscellaneous measures -- A quick swot analysis -- 8. Recommended plan of action -- How soon will india's national action plan take us to a low-carbon path? -- The missions help develop awareness and political will -- Some demonstration projects of various countries -- Adaptive measures essential for indian people to cope with climate change -- Mitigative measures and poverty alleviation—a suggested scheme for india -- Low cost and easy measures -- The principal thrust area: to improve the indian economy -- Use of 'missions' to develop needed support programs -- Advantages of the proposed plan of action -- A. Emission factors and examples to show how they are used -- Fossil fuels and a few others (coal, oil, lpg, kerosene, wood) -- Electricity usage -- Transport sector (road vehicles) -- Transport sector (airplanes) -- Emissions from industry, commerce and services -- Agriculture and soils -- Enteric emissions from livestock -- Emissions from land use, land use change and forestry -- Community wastes -- Miscellaneous sources -- B. A few profitable innovations and installations in india -- Item 2(1) -- Item 2(2): kirloskar's corporate office, pune -- Item 2(3): the triburg building, gurgaon, new delhi -- Item 2(4): 'orange county', pashan, pune -- Item 2(5) -- Item 2(6) -- Item 2(7): gorai the gold mine! -- Item 2(8): okhla compost plant -- Item 2(9): green banking and schooling on solar energy in rural india -- Item 2(10): using teri-lamps in un-electrified areas -- C. Some innovative ideas awaiting implementation -- Item 3(1) -- Item 3(2): community service centres to provide energy and micro-finance -- Item 3(3): operate garbage collection trucks on renewable energy or cng gas -- Item 3(4): use roofs to generate electricity and 'feed-in' into city grids -- Item 3(5): is there life after death? Create some natural greenery from an ugly, abandoned stone quarry -- D. References.
Also issued in online version.
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