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Lecture 13

ENEP426 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Fast Fourier Transform, Treaty, Additionality

Energy and Environmental Policy
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Scattone Raymond

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Political economy- a deeper look at CC
Class notes
History - Uncover why things are the way they are
North vs south - developing countries
Social, economic, political factors that have all lead to climate change
In order of us to solve the problem of CC were going to somehow need to
address the social economic technical political factors
Causes for CC in the US
Burning fossil fuels
In the US main reason why we burn fossil fuels is transportation - cars
In order to dig deeper and ask questions for political economy we need to
ask questions like
Why is our country car dominated
History - first widely used transportation was electric rail
Ford and GM bought electric rail companies and ran it into the ground
Electric rails have no pollution (electricity did come from coal though)
Buses came onto the scene , was known that the people would hate
buses, and so sales of cars went up
One of biggest supporters of GM was a dupont who was also the
secretary of war
Said that The US needs a highway system so that we can move
troops and tanks quickly from one side of the states to another in
off chance the US gets attacked
Highway act
Highway act had to find place for federal highways
Was put in poorer areas
Forced people to move - called eminent domain
How do we move away to less cars or more public transportation
CC= Pop x Aff x Tech
North vs south CC
History- development, aid, trade, energy + Nat resources
North (past) overwhelming majority of emissions
North (current) Still lead the way in emissions in capita
Inequity and injustice
○ Trust
England- Europe (in their self interest) -> Colonies (exploited)
WW2 officially ended colonies
Once own countries initiated trade and development
These new countries were poor and never on their own
Financial institutions
World bank
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