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At the crossroads
Balancing economic aspirations with ecological imperatives
A global green new deal
Kondratiev Cycles12
The new cycle will be green
From labour productivity to resource productivity
Kick it off, quickly but smoothly
Preface to the Sector Studies
A Framework for Factor Five
Building on from Factor Four
A whole system approach to resource productivity
1Energy efficiency
2Fuel switching
3Heat and power recovery
4Renewable energy
5Feedstock change (materials/energy nexus)
6Product change
7Improving material efficiency (energy/water nexus)
A snapshot of the Sector Studies
The buildings sector
The heavy industry sector
The agricultural sector
The food and hospitality sector (Online Sector Study)
The transportation sector
The Buildings Sector
1The residential buildings sector
Best Practice case study – The ‘Passivhaus’
Factor Five in homes in developing countries
2The office and commercial buildings sector
Best practice case studies – New construction
Best practice case study – Nucor Corporation
2The cement industry
Best practice case study – Zeobond (alumino-silicate cement)
The Agricultural Sector
The Transport Sector
2Cars and light vehicles
Best practice case study – The Hypercar revolution
Discouraging the use of cars
3Heavy freight trucks
Best practice case studies
Alternatives to the use of trucks for freight
4Industry Sector Study: Air travel
Improving energy productivity of aircraft
Avoiding the need to travel by air through videoconferencing
Alternatives to air transport: Fast trains
Regulation: The Visible Hand
Energy efficiency regulation
Banning or discouraging wasteful technologies
Water purification and re-use
Public procurement
Cyclical society: The modern form of waste legislation
The needed paradigm shift will require more than regulation
Voluntary commitments
Carbon trading: The EU-ETS
Beyond the ETS: Global equity
Ecological taxes focused on energy
Feed-in tariffs for renewable energies
Addressing the Rebound Dilemma
The Khazzoom-Brookes Postulate
The Industrial and the Neolithic Revolutions
Overcoming the rebound effect
A Long-term Ecological Tax Reform
Two centuries of falling resource prices
The concept of a long-term ecological tax reform
Overcoming the dilemma of short-term instruments
The paradigm of a twentyfold increase of labour productivity
How could it work in market economies?
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