The Political Economy of Sustainable Energy

Concerns about the potential environmental, social and economic
impacts of climate change have led to a major international debate over
what could and should be done to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases,
which are claimed to be the main cause. There is still a scientific debate
over the likely scale of climate change, and the complex interactions
between human activities and climate systems, but, in the words of no
less than Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, ‘I say the debate is over. We
know the science, we see the threat, and the time for action is now.’