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

By: David L Goldblatt
Publisher: Springer Nature
Sustainable Energy Consumption and Society
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  • Sustainable Energy Consumption and Society ISBN: 9781402030864 Hardback Dec 2005 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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What drives developed countries' high rates of energy and resource consumption? How important are individual efforts versus technological or social innovations for environmental sustainability?

A multidisciplinary study combining social science, energy analysis, and risk communication, this work occupies a unique niche in the literature. Few treatments of energy and the environment approach the problem through the larger social science framework of sustainable consumption, while sociological studies of consumption eschew quantitative modelling. This book incorporates both, using theories, research, and computer-aided interviews to illustrate the range and relative effectiveness of interventions that support sustainable energy consumption.

Based on award-winning research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, this book should be of interest to academics, agencies, and activists working on the interaction of energy, the environment, and society. It is also readily accessible to the group it is primarily concerned with: the educated lay public.


Sustainable Consumption and the Public?s Room to Maneuver in Energy Use.- Targets of Intervention for Sustainable Consumption.- Energy, Environment, and Society: Knowledge and Risk Communication.- Field Study with Computer-aided Interviews.- Achievements, Open Questions, and Lessons Learned.- References.- Index.

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David L. Goldblatt was awarded the 2003 ETH Medal for Outstanding Doctoral Work. He is currently a science and Technology Policy Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

By: David L Goldblatt
Publisher: Springer Nature
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