TITLE

Powering up to zero

PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
New Internationalist;Dec2010, Issue 438, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses Great Britain's Centre for Alternative Technology and its campaign "Zero Carbon Britain 2030." Strategies for curbing climate change include transitioning public transport from oil to electric energy, reducing airline travel, and reforming agricultural land use. The author suggests that climate change is a product of the global economic system. Sustainable biomass, renewable technologies, and fossil fuel reduction in the Maldives' are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
55232929

 

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