publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Systems: Closing the Ethical Loophole of Social Sustainability

Sakellariou, Nikolaos;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
AbstractLife Cycle Assessment of Energy Systems: Closing the Ethical Loophole of Social SustainabilitybyNikolaos SakellariouDoctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science, Policy, and ManagementUniversity of California, BerkeleyProfessor Alastair T. Iles, ChairThis dissertation investigates the historical and normative bases of what contemporary engineers consider to be the embodiment of sustainability: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). It explores the interplay among technology ethics, energy systems, and how engineering cultures foster sustainability by adopting normative assumptions and problem-solving practices—particularly LCA—as part of their professional identi...
Subjects
free text keywords: Sustainability, Science history, Sociology, Engineering Studies, Life Cycle Assessment, Renewable Energy, Science and Technology Studies, Social Sustainability
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