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A Framework for Supporting Organizational Transition Processes Towards Sustainable Energy Systems


Abstract Economic development over the last century has driven a tripling of the world's population, a twenty-fold increase in fossil fuel consumption, and a tripling of traditional biomass consumption. The associated broad income and wealth inequities are retaining over 2 billion people in poverty. Adding to this, fossil fuel combustion is impacting the environment across spatial and temporal scales and the cost of energy is outpacing all other variable costs for most industries. With 60% of world energy delivered in 2008 consumed by the commercial and industrial sector, the fragmented and disparate energy-related decision making within organizations are largely responsible for the inefficient and impacting use of energy resources. The global t... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Buch, Rajesh (Author) / Wiek, Arnim (Advisor) / Basile, George (Advisor) / Williams, Eric (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sustainability / Management / Engineering / Energy Systems / Envisioning / Strategy Building / Sustainability Assessment / Sustainability Principles / Sustainability Strategy
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 193 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Sustainability 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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