Infrastructures of Consumption. Environmental Innovation in the Utility Industries

B.J.M. van Vliet, H. Chappels, E. Shove

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Abstract

This book examines the ongoing environmental restructuring of consumption and provision in energy, water, and waste systems. In accounting for the distinctive environmental qualities, technical features, and institutional dynamics of utility systems this book challenges contemporary conceptualizations of consumers as the autonomous drivers of environmental change. Instead, utilities and users are positioned as the "co-managers" of utility systems, and processes of environmental innovation are seen to depend on creating contexts for the systemic restructuring of demand
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherEarthscan
Number of pages130
ISBN (Print)9781853839962
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Keywords

  • environment
  • sociology
  • environmental policy
  • consumers
  • consumption
  • economics
  • industry
  • infrastructure
  • innovations
  • change
  • sustainability
  • services

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Infrastructures of Consumption. Environmental Innovation in the Utility Industries. / van Vliet, B.J.M.; Chappels, H.; Shove, E.

London : Earthscan, 2005. 130 p.

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