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The Global Rise of the Modern Plug-In Electric Vehicle

Public Policy, Innovation and Strategy

John D. Graham

We may be standing on the precipice of a revolution in propulsion not seen since the internal combustion engine replaced the horse and buggy. The anticipated proliferation of electric cars will influence the daily lives of motorists, the economies of different countries and regions, urban air quality and global climate change. If you want to understand how quickly the transition is likely to occur, and the factors that will influence the predictions of the pace of the transition, this book will be an illuminating read.
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John D. Graham

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Peter K. Kresl

This unique and insightful work examines the importance of ‘quality of life’ for the city which has become a key component of urban competitiveness over the past 30 years. It argues that having a high or low ‘quality of life’ will have important consequences for the vitality and status of any city. The book’s six substantive chapters explore this issue by each examining a distinct element that comprises ‘quality of life’, including the approach of economists to quality of life, links to urban competitiveness, the economy, urban amenities and attributes.
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Manuel W. Haussner

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Manuel W. Haussner

The conclusion summarizes the main arguments of the books and shortly describes how the described scheme could be implemented.

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Including Consumption in Emissions Trading

Economic and Legal Considerations

Manuel W. Haussner

This timely book addresses the need for further measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union, arguing that the EU Emissions Trading Scheme does not offer sufficient incentives for the carbon-intensive materials sector. It highlights the challenge that emissions from industries such as iron and steel, cement and aluminium, amongst others, pose to the EU’s commitment to significantly cut emissions by 2030.
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Paul Nieuwenhuis, Daniel Newman and Anne Touboulic

Another example we would like to bring in is that of the food industry and how it has also become dominated by the mass production paradigm, especially in the West, and as such is highly unsustainable. Mass produced or industrialised food systems are interestingly often labelled as ‘conventional’ systems - as opposed to ‘alternative’ food systems which are discussed later in this section (Marsden et al., 2000; Sonnino and Marsden, 2006). Food is an interesting space to consider as humans will always need food to survive, yet what we are seeing nowadays is a deeply flawed production and consumption food system where food scarcity and poverty co-exist with over-production and over-consumption, which is in turn responsible for growing obesity and associated diseases. So how did we get to this?

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Paul Nieuwenhuis, Daniel Newman and Anne Touboulic

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Paul Nieuwenhuis, Daniel Newman and Anne Touboulic

This incisive book integrates the academic fields of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) as a framework for challenging the current economic paradigm and addressing the significant ecological and environmental problems faced by the contemporary business world.
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Edited by Miguel Brandão, David Lazarevic and Göran Finnveden