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Assessing the sustainability of the UK society using thermodynamic concepts: Part 1

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This paper provides a concise overview of the influence of human activity within the UK society on resource consumption and the subsequent effects on the environment. The concept of the Multi Scale Integrated Analysis of Societal Metabolism (MSIASM) is applied in order to elucidate the evolution of the UK economy for the period between 1981 and 2004. Our findings highlight the transition to a service-based economy and the disproportionate increase of energy demand when compared to the overall...

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10.1016/j.rser.2008.03.004

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Gasparatos, A More by this author
El-Haram, M More by this author
Journal:
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume:
13
Issue:
5
Pages:
1074-1081
Publication date:
2009-06-05
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ISSN:
1364-0321
URN:
uuid:c5a4a046-bae9-484f-b9e8-fcf4043f220a
Source identifiers:
294236
Local pid:
pubs:294236

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