Sustainable Cities and Energy Policies
ISBN/ASIN: 9783642084348,9783662038338 | 1999 | English | pdf | 284/288 pages | 6.12 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg | Author: Prof. Dr. Roberta Capello, Prof. Dr. Peter Nijkamp, Dr. Gerard Pepping (auth.) | Edition: 1
The aim of this book is to highlight the great potential of decentralized (i.e. local or urban) energy policies in achieving environmentally-benign developments for modern cities. Urban sustainability is placed in the context of the debate on global sustainable development. A wide array of policy initiatives is discussed and evaluated, ranging from market-based energy policies to technological innovation policies for the energy sector. A theoretical framework for technology adoption processes is developed and empirically tested. The main question addressed is: which are the critical success factors for successful urban energy policies? This question is also dealt with in a meta-analytic context by assessing and comparing the performance of energy policies in various European cities, with a particular view to renewable energy.