Год издания: 2004
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Book DescriptionIn this insightful book, Joseph Huber investigates the life cycle analysis of technological and environmental innovations (TEIs). TEIs are new technologies, products and practices which have benign environmental effects and which can increase eco-efficiency. More importantly, they can also improve ?metabolic consistency?, thus laying the foundations for a sustainable industrial ecology. The author studies a large number of TEIs from a variety of diverse fields including energy, agriculture, chemistry, biotechnology, materials re/processing, construction, vehicles and consumer goods. He finds that TEIs can offer real and sustainable solutions to almost all of today?s environmental problems. However, for this to happen the author calls for a paradigm shift from ?downstream? to ?upstream? in the manufacturing chain and technologies? life cycles, and a corresponding shift in environmental policy from command-and-control...