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Karagkiozi, Despoina
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2019-04-19T12:08:10Z
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2019-04-20T00:00:20Z
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2019-04-19
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https://repository.ihu.edu.gr//xmlui/handle/11544/29404
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Climate change
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Energy resource depletion
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Steady-state economy
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Degrowth
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Degrowth as a solution to the energy problem
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masterThesis
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This dissertation refers to the proposal of sustainable Degrowth as an alternative solution to energy resource depletion and climate change. World’s energy demand relates closely to growth and the raise of GDP. If nothing changes climate change and energy resource depletion will be fatal for human mankind and the earth. The use of renewables is limited to electricity, unable to mitigate global warming to sustainable levels, not to mention the deadly consequences of a nuclear accident. Energy efficiency has not lead to the necessary energy use fall, neither is expected to. The degrowth proposal sets under question growth as the basis of society and calls the world to pay attention to more than this such as ethical values, wellbeing, democracy, environmental limits. Born from several philosophical horizons, movements and intellectual resources, sustainable degrowth is a multifaced project that does not refer merely to the decrease of the economy, such as similar alternative proposals (e.g. a-growth, stready state economy), but aims to change the system that lies underneath in order to achieve a “right-sizing” of the economy. However the implementation of it in the growth-based society we are into is a tough call that could take place only as a last resort in case of radical and unexpected sociopolitical changes.
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Energy Economics
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free
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
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School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies, MSc in Energy Law, Business, Regulation and Policy
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2019-04-18
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Despoina Karagkiozi, Degrowth as a Solution to the Energy Problem, School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies, International Hellenic University, 2019
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This dissertation refers to the proposal of sustainable Degrowth as an alternative solution to energy resource depletion and climate change. World’s energy demand relates closely to growth and the raise of GDP. If nothing changes climate change and energy resource depletion will be fatal for human mankind and the earth. The use of renewables is limited to electricity, unable to mitigate global warming to sustainable levels, not to mention the deadly consequences of a nuclear accident. Energy efficiency has not lead to the necessary energy use fall, neither is expected to. The degrowth proposal sets under question growth as the basis of society and calls the world to pay attention to more than this such as ethical values, wellbeing, democracy, environmental limits. Born from several philosophical horizons, movements and intellectual resources, sustainable degrowth is a multifaced project that does not refer merely to the decrease of the economy, such as similar alternative proposals (e.g. a-growth, stready state economy), but aims to change the system that lies underneath in order to achieve a “right-sizing” of the economy. However the implementation of it in the growth-based society we are into is a tough call that could take place only as a last resort in case of radical and unexpected sociopolitical changes.
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Contents Abstract iii Preface iv Contents v Chapter 1: Energy today 1 1.1. Energy Use Perspective………. 1 1.2. World’s energy needs 6 1.3. Environmental aspects 8 1.4. Natural Resources Depletion-Hubbert’s peak 10 1.5. Renewables are not enough; The Danger of Nuclear 13 1.6. The root of the devil in energy economics terms and the way to cut it off 15 Chapter 2: A Literature Review of Degrowth 17 2.1. Historical retrospective of Sustainable Degrowth movement and its important exponents 17 2.2. Defining Degrowth 17 2.3. Degrowth Proposals 18 Chapter 3: Difference between Sustainable development and Degrowth 20 Chapter 4: Is Degrowth a way out for the future? 22 4.1. Degrowth: Consequence of a catastrophe or Choice of being different? 22 4.2. A Comparison of Growth, A-Growth, and Degrowth 22 4.3. Steady State Economy and the superiority of Degrowth 24 4.4 The feasibility of Degrowth as a possible energy solution. A personal reflection 25 Conclusions 28 Bibliography 29
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Di Giulio, Enzo Jr
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Di Giulio, Enzo Jr
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Furlan, Sandro Jr
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Kaissis, Athanasios Jr
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IHU
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ihu
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40
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