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In October 2003, a group of experts met in Beijing under the auspices of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Engineering (NAE)/National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies to continue a dialogue and eventually chart a rational course of energy use in China. This collection of papers is intended to introduce the reader to the complicated problems of urban air pollution and energy choices in China.


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National Research Council and National Academy of Engineering. 2004. Urbanization, Energy, and Air Pollution in China: The Challenges Ahead: Proceedings of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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308 pages |  6 x 9 | 

  • Paperback:  978-0-309-09323-1
  • Ebook:  978-0-309-18212-6
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Front Matter i-xii
Introduction--JACK J. FRITZ 1-8
Emerging Air Pollution Trends in China Motor Vehicle Pollution and Fuel Consumption in China--MICHAEL P. WALSH 9-28
Clean Air and the Electrification of Urban Transportation--LUGUANG YAN and XUHUI WEN 29-46
The Characteristics of Urban Air Pollution in China--XIAOYAN TANG 47-54
Rational Options for Clean Energy in Chinese Cities--WEITANG FAN and ZHUFENG YU 55-72
Programs to Control Air Pollution and Acid Rain--SARATH K. GUTTIKUNDA, TODD M. JOHNSON, FENG LIU, and JITENDRA J. SHAH 73-94
Energy and Environmental Impacts of Chinese Rural Vehicles--DANIEL SPERLING and ZHENHONG LIN 95-106
Global Impacts Atmospheric Long-Range Transport of Urban Pollutants--LEONARD LEVIN 107-124
Sampling and Analysis Monitoring and Assessing Particulate Matter--JUDITH C. CHOW and JOHN G. WATSON 125-138
Source Apportionment of Fine-Particle Pollution in Beijing--YUANHANG ZHANG, XIANLEI ZHU, LIMIN ZENG, and WEI WANG 139-154
Radiative Forcing by Anthropogenic Aerosols: Sources and Impacts--MICHAEL H. BERGIN 155-168
The Power Sector Analysis of Emissions, Exposures, and Risks of Toxic Air Emissions from U.S. Coal-Fired and Oil-Fired Power Plants--CHRIS G. WHIPPLE 169-186
Environmental Performance of Coal-Fired Power Plants Financed by the World Bank--JACK J. FRITZ 187-204
Prospects for Distributed Combined Cooling, Heating, and Power Systems in China--LIWEN FENG and YINGSHI WANG 205-216
Power-Sector Energy Consumption and Pollution Control in China--XUCHANG XU, CHANGHE CHEN, HAIYIN QI, DINGKAI LI, CHANGFU YOU, and GUANGMING XIANG 217-236
Development of Clean-Coal Technology--HONGGUANG JIN, RUIXIAN CAI, and BAOQUN WANG 237-250
Institutional Issues Environmental Institutions in China--HUA WANG and CHANGHUA WU 251-280
Public Health Ambient Air Pollution in Shanghai: A Health-Based Assessment--HAIDONG KAN, BINGHENG CHEN, and CHANGHONG CHEN 281-296

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