Energy and Transport in Green Transition

Energy and Transport in Green Transition

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This book breaks new ground in the studies of green transition. It frames the ongoing transformation in terms of a qbattle of modernitiesq with the emerging vision of ecomodernity as the final destination. It also offers a systematic exploration of the potential for extensive transformation of carbon-intensive sectors a€“ with a focus on energy and transport a€“ towards a low or post-carbon economy. The book does so in a comparative perspective, by pointing to a diversity of techno-economic and institutional solutions in the mature Western economies, and in the rapidly growing East and developing South. The contributors highlight a broad spectrum of available alternatives as well as illuminate conflicting interests involved. They also demonstrate how solutions to the climate challenge require parallel technological and governance innovation. The book advocates a new, overarching vision and agenda of ecomodernity a€“ based on a synergistic paradigm-shift in industry, politics and culture a€“ to trigger and sustain the ecological innovation necessary to tip development in a green direction. This vision cannot be monolithic; rather, it should reflect the diverse interests and conditions of the global population. This book is aimed at researchers and postgraduate students of energy, transport, environmental and climate policies, as well as development, environment, innovation and sustainability.12 On the problems of developing Chinese brands at home, see Yu (2005). In 2006, Toyota, the last of these to enter the worldAls fastest-growing car market, began production of its first made-in-China Camry, its best-selling model in the United States (Kurtenbach, 2006). He estimates that in 2001, each of the United States 214 million cars required on average 0.18 acres of pavement for roads and parking spaces, and cropland tends to be ideal for roads because it is usually flat andanbsp;...

Title:Energy and Transport in Green Transition
Author:Atle Midttun, Nina Witoszek
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-06-26


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