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Infrastructures of consumption : environmental innovation in the utility industries

Author: Bas van Vliet; Heather Chappells; Elizabeth Shove
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For many years a uniform and uncontested picture of utility system organization has endured across Europe. Provider and consumer roles have been largely taken for granted and consumers have had little choice but to use the infrastructure of the only network provider available. Recent transformations have challenged this model. This book examines the ongoing environmental restructuring of consumption and provision in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vliet, Bas van.
Infrastructures of consumption.
London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2005
(DLC) 2005003301
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bas van Vliet; Heather Chappells; Elizabeth Shove
ISBN: 9781849771726 1849771723 1280476001 9781280476006
OCLC Number: 228138980
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (130 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Linking utilities and users --
3. Infrastructural change and sustainable consumption --
4. Differentiation and choice in water, electricity and waste services --
5. Shifting scales and the co-production of green grids --
6. New modes of 'sustainable' provision --
7. Restructuring demand and efficiency --
8. Systems of provision and innovation.
Responsibility: by Bas van Vliet, Heather Chappells and Elizabeth Shove.
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