UKERC Energy Data Centre: Projects

Projects: Projects for Investigator
UKERC Home >> UKERC Energy Data Centre >> Projects >> Choose Investigator >> All Projects involving >> L320273053
Reference Number L320273053
Title Energy related environmental problems and priorities at different levels of developments
Status Completed
Energy Categories OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electric power conversion) 50%;
OTHER CROSS-CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES or RESEARCH(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 25%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Politics and International Studies) 50%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Development Studies) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 50%;
Principal Investigator Professor PJG (Peter ) Pearson
No email address given
Cardiff University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source ESRC
Start Date 01 January 1993
End Date 31 December 1993
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £42,470
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region Wales
Programme ESRC Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor PJG (Peter ) Pearson , Architecture, Cardiff University (100.000%)
Web Site
Objectives Objectives not supplied
Abstract Application abstract: The issues raised by global environmental change lead to questions about how energy-related environmental problems and priorities vary with different levels of development. Of particular interest at the under-analysed differences and similarities between Third World Countries (TWCs), Newly-Industrialising Countries (NICs) and Industrialised Countries (ICs) in the priorities given to different categories of envirnometal issue and types of environmental quality. This GEC Research Fellowship project will address two questions: (a) are there sound reasons why a TWC would take a different view of energy-related environmental issues, and have different perceptions and priorities from those of an IC? (B) how are these theoretical differences reflected in practical decision-making? The major part of the project will be a theoretical investigation of why and how energy-related environmental priorities might be expects to change as development proceeds, with particular reference to the issues raised by the electricity generation. Empirical material on how recent decisions have been made about electricity generation in TWCs, NICs and ICs in the recent past will provide both a check on and a stimulus to develop the theoretical analysis. Stress will be laid on the difference between desired environmental priorities and the ways in which actual decisions are constrained by income and wealth. Light may be thrown on areas where action by richer countries could be particularly effective in assisting poorer countries to achieve wider objectives of sustainable development.
Publications (none)
Final Report (none)
Added to Database 06/09/11