The World Aluminum Industry in a Changing Energy Era

The World Aluminum Industry in a Changing Energy Era

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As a heavy user of electricity the primary aluminium smelting industry is a leading example of the effects of variations in energy costs. This title tells the story that with the rise in energy costs, three regions-Japan, the United States, and Western Europe -have become high-cost locations for primary aluminium production relative to three other regions-Australia, Brazil, and Canada. First published in 1988, this volume presents an analysis of the public policy choices regarding the aluminium industry and electric power in both low-cost power countries and high-cost power countries. The World Aluminium Industry in a Changing Energy World is ideal for policy makers and students interested in environmental studies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 250 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 16mm | 430g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138946435
  • 9781138946439

Table of contents

Contributors; Foreword by Uma Lele; Foreword by Genchang Chen; Preface; 1. Introduction 2. Devolution as a Means of Expanding Local Forest Management in South China: Lessons from the Past 20 Years 3. Taxes and Fees in the Southern Collective Forest Region 4. Central Characteristics of Reform: Measures of the Effects of Improved Property Rights, a Stable Policy Environment, and Environment Protection 5. Policy Reform and Investment in Forestry 6. Forest Exploitation and Protection in Reform China: Assessing the Impacts of Policy and Economic Growth 7. Deforestation and Reforestation in Hainan: Roles of Markets and Institutions 8. Forestry, Poverty, and Rural Development: Perspectives from the Bamboo Subsector 9. Impacts of policy Reforms on Forest Environments and Biodiversity 10. Conclusions and Policy Implications; Index
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