Preannouncement of new SCORAI book on Social Change Beyond Consumerism

  Title of the new book: Social Change and the Coming of Post-consumer Society: Theoretical Advances and Policy Implications Authors: Halina Szejnwald Brown, Clark University, USA, Maurie Cohen, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA, Philip Vergragt, Clark University, USA Introduction: Social Change and the Coming of Post-Consumer Society aims to develop more complete appreciation of the relevant processes of social Read more about Preannouncement of new SCORAI book on Social Change Beyond Consumerism[…]

Analysis of the White House America First Energy Plan

Shortly after the inauguration of Donald Trump, the first official White House Energy Plan has been released. Here are some summary key findings: The plan is short and in some ways familiar in its stated goals: Lower costs of energy and economic growth Responsible stewardship for the environment Energy security and independence But with some Read more about Analysis of the White House America First Energy Plan[…]

Halina Brown: The relentless household carbon footprint creep: US and China

Since last summer I have been writing about the relentless upward creep of household consumption (and carbon footprint) with growing household income. The question that preoccupies me is this: can income and private consumption be decoupled? In my view this is one of the most important challenges for the SCORAI community: the researchers, activists and Read more about Halina Brown: The relentless household carbon footprint creep: US and China[…]