Category: ECSEE2016


Environmental Justice and Sustainability: Evaluating the Built Environment Professional Practices in the Nigerian Context

Elsewhere environmental justice and sustainability goals have been mainstreamed, guided and enforced by policy implementations. Furthermore, environmental justice plays a major role in; conceptualizations, planning and operations that promote sustainability particularly in the urban built environments. This study highlights the importance of incorporating environmental justice into environmental sustainability operations. Findings from this discourse suggest that


Techno-Economic Analysis of a Grid-Connected Hybrid Biogas/Photovoltaic Power Generation System in the Mediterranean Region

Depletion of fossil fuels and oncoming impacts of global warming reveal the vitality of utilizing renewable power generation systems for future generations of humanity. Investing in those systems also has several incentives in Europe for domestic equipment usage or selling produced electricity to the grid with advantageous tariffs in recent years. Reciprocating internal combustion engine


The Unlikely Pollution Haven

According to the pollution haven competitiveness hypothesis more stringent environmental policy adversely affects international competitiveness in a polluting industry. To avert such impacts, Finnish energy intensive firms are entitled to a substantial refund on excise taxes paid on energy use. I explore its impact with firm level data on exports, energy and other firm-specific factors


Modeling Sustainable Futures: Cultural Shift Strategies

Recognition of the detrimental effects of rapid industrialization have resulted in the development of policies that are designed to promote and ensure greener futures for all. In this paper we will look at New York City and the policies passed by two mayors since 2007. These policies that push sustainability in New York City are


Upward Flow Analysis of Methanol in Hydrofracking

Energy resources and generation of energy have always been popular topics since the industrial revolution. While the necessity for increased energy generation stands out clearly, debates have been arising pertaining to different energy resources, methods of extraction of resources, and processing techniques with environmental and health safety concerns. Shale gas is one of those resources,


The Effect of Firms Reporting to the Carbon Disclosure Project on Their Co2 Emissions

Nowadays, we are more aware of climate change and so increasingly sensitive to the “green” economics in order to assure the future. Consequently, companies are pushed to rapidly and significantly cut down their CO2 emissions and review their policies. The objective of our study is to assess the pertinence of green policy introduction at the business


What Drivers Determine CSR Strategies in the Energy Industry? Evidence From Italy

This paper moves from the awareness that companies in the energy sector are increasingly stimulated to deal with the growing societal challenges – like scarcity of resources and high political instability. Hence, companies in this industry are more and more pushed to fit their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy to the pressures of the external


Curbing Suburban Sprawl: Adding the Education Variable to the Housing + Transportation Model

In urban planning, there is considerable discourse about how to curb suburban sprawl, increase densities in the urban core and reduce the need to develop greenfields while accommodating population growth in metropolitan areas. One economic model that helps quantify the cost of suburban living versus urban living within US metropolitan areas is the “H +


Industry Sectors Specifics of Remanufacturing Processes

Today remanufacturing is a key industrial discipline at the end of a product’s life cycle. In terms of the economic potential, remanufacturing facilitates multiple use of the value-added from new production by several life cycles. For preserving work, material and energy effort costs of new production can be avoided. Ecologically, this leads to corresponding resource


3D Mapping and GIS Technology for Soil Characterization of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Sites

To understand the decision framework for hydrocarbon contaminated soil remediation technology selection, it is important to understand the general principles of applicable technologies for 3D soil characterization and soil mapping of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated sites. One of the distinctive attributes of environmental technology and soil characterization is that the state-of-the-art continually changes. In this paper we


Low Cost Taxis an Environmentally Friendly Low Cost Transport. A Study Made at the City of Lisbon, Portugal

This project, nesting in the entrepreneurism area, aims to develop an innovative road transport network for passengers (TAXI) at the city of Lisbon, Portugal, combining energy efficiency with the reductions of costs associated with the operation of the network. This research highlights the importance of entrepreneurism and the role of the entrepreneur in the Portuguese economic


Migration Flows and Municipal Waste Analysis Using the Spatial Panel Durbin Model – The Case of Poland

The aim of the paper is to examine the impact of migration processes (mainly the emigration and immigration) and economic prosperity on the quantity of municipal waste. The data used in this research concerned the quantity of collected mixed municipal wastes during the year (an endogenous variable), the number of registrations and deregistrations (to and


Investment, Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions: An Analysis on the Strategy of Industry Development

Taiwan has exposed the vulnerability of its economy during the 2008 financial crisis. The issues on democratization, the rise of citizen��s consciousness and environmental protection have received well attention. The symbiosis of economic activity and environment has failed to meet current needs. We combine the Habitat Segregation Theory and the Spiral Pattern of Economic Development


Just Transition and the Renewable Energy Industry – to What Extent Does the German Energiewende Consider Decent Work and Job Quality?

The paper refers to the concept of Just Transition and examines the corresponding interface of energy and labour policies in the German renewable energy industry, a subject which has received only little attention in the political and scientific debates surrounding the German Energiewende. On the one hand, the renewable energy industry directly and indirectly benefits