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Sustainable Energy Consumption and Society : Personal, Technological, or Social Change?

Author: David L Goldblatt; SpringerLink (Service en ligne)
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2005.
Series: Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries Science and Technology: Tools for Sustainable Development, 7.; Springer eBooks collection., Engineering.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Ressources Internet
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David L Goldblatt; SpringerLink (Service en ligne)
ISBN: 9781402030963 1402030967
OCLC Number: 300236663
Notes: In SpringerLink.
Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 2 juillet 2008).
Reproduction Notes: Reproduction en format électronique.
Details: Mode d'accès : Web.
Contents: Cover --
Table of Contents --
List of Figures --
List of Tables --
List of Abbreviations --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Chapter 1 Sustainable consumption and the public's room to maneuver in energy use --
1. Introduction --
2. The consumer society --
3. Consumption trajectories in Western Europe --
4. North-South disparities, Northern consumerist models, and global resource constraints --
5. The evolving international discourse on sustainable consumption --
6. Consumption or production: Which is the better focus for addressing environmental problems? --
7. Room to maneuver in energy use --
8. Research questions and challenges in this book --
Chapter 2 Targets of intervention for sustainable consumption --
1. Introduction --
2. Efficiencies, patterns, and levels of consumption --
3. An expanded multi-disciplinary analysis of consumption's driving forces and possibilities for intervention --
4. Conclusion: Policy syntheses and political implications --
Chapter 3 energy, environment, and society: knowledge and risk communication --
1. Introduction --
2. Alternative research approaches and a frame for discussing knowledge in the context of discretionary and non-discretionary energy consumption --
3. Energy and risk communication --
4. Final comments and further applications --
Chapter 4 field study with computer-aided interviews --
1. Introduction --
2. Experimental hypotheses and user questions --
3. Software development and modeling --
4. Interviewee recruitment --
5. Interview description and guideline --
6. Data capture, storage, and analysis means --
7. Subjects' biographical profiles --
8. Results --
Chapter 5 achievements, open questions, and lessons learned --
1. Which questions have been answered? --
2. Lifestyle groups and differentiated approaches to sustainable consumption --
3. Personal responsibility --
4. Success in risk communication --
5. Suggestions for further research --
6. Some open questions --
7. Divergence from the prevailing environmental framework --
References --
Index
Series Title: Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries Science and Technology: Tools for Sustainable Development, 7.; Springer eBooks collection., Engineering.
Responsibility: by David L. Goldblatt.

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