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  1. The Biofuel Delusion

    The Fallacy of Large Scale Agro-Biofuels Production

    By Kozo Mayumi

    Faced with the twin threats of peak oil and climate change, many governments have turned for an answer to the apparent panacea of biofuels. Yet, increasingly, the progressive implementation of this solution demonstrates that the promise of biofuels as a replacement to fossil fuels is in fact a...

    To Be Published April 28th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Jevons Paradox and the Myth of Resource Efficiency Improvements

    By John M. Polimeni, Kozo Mayumi

    ?The Jevons Paradox?, which was first expressed in 1865 by William Stanley Jevons in relation to use of coal, states that an increase in efficiency in using a resource leads to increased use of that resource rather than to a reduction. This has subsequently been proved to apply not just to fossil...

    To Be Published April 28th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Metabolic Pattern of Societies

    Where Economists Fall Short

    By Mario Giampietro, Kozo Mayumi, Alevgül H. Sorman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    It is increasingly evident that the conventional scientific approach to economic processes and related sustainability issues is seriously flawed. No economist predicted the current planetary crisis even though the world has now undergone five severe recessions primed by dramatic increases in the...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Energy Analysis for a Sustainable Future

    Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism

    By Mario Giampietro, Kozo Mayumi, Alevgül H. ┼×orman

    The vast majority of the countries of the world are now facing an imminent energy crisis, particularly the USA, China, India, Japan and EU countries, but also developing countries having to boost their economic growth precisely when more powerful economies will prevent them from...

    Published July 31st 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Origins of Ecological Economics

    The Bioeconomics of Georgescu-Roegen

    By Kozo Mayumi

    Series: Routledge Research in Environmental Economics

    Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen deserves to be called the father of ecological economics. This book connects Georgescu-Roegen's earlier work such as consumer choice theory and a critique of Leontief's dynamic model, with his later ambitious attempt to reformulate the economic process as 'bioeconomics', a...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Myth of Resource Efficiency

    The Jevons Paradox

    By John M. Polimeni, Kozo Mayumi, Mario Giampietro, Blake Alcott

    Series: Earthscan Research Editions

    'The Jevons Paradox', which was first expressed in 1865 by William Stanley Jevons in relation to use of coal, states that an increase in efficiency in using a resource leads to increased use of that resource rather than to a reduction. This has subsequently been proved to apply not just to fossil...

    Published June 22nd 2009 by Routledge

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