Pollution Control from Stationary Sources



This chapter presents alternative mitigation options for pollution from stationary sources. It focuses on both direct and indirect control mechanisms and indicates the benefits and shortcomings of each option. The chapter elaborates on the cap-and-trade programme used in the US for mitigation of acid rains and also introduces the problems related to indoor air pollution.


Emission Trading Indoor Pollution Trading Programme Fuel Switching Ozone Season 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and PolicyUniversity of DundeeDundeeUK

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