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The Resource Beyond GDP : National Accounting in the Age of Resource Depletion, by Matthew Kuperus Heun, Michael Carbajales-Dale, Becky Roselius Haney, (electronic book)

Beyond GDP : National Accounting in the Age of Resource Depletion, by Matthew Kuperus Heun, Michael Carbajales-Dale, Becky Roselius Haney, (electronic book)

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Beyond GDP : National Accounting in the Age of Resource Depletion
Title
Beyond GDP
Title remainder
National Accounting in the Age of Resource Depletion
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by Matthew Kuperus Heun, Michael Carbajales-Dale, Becky Roselius Haney
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eng
Summary
This book uses the metaphor 2The economy is society's metabolism3 as a springboard to develop a rigorous theoretical framework for a better system of national accounts which goes 2Beyond GDP3 and is relevant to the age of resource depletion. All stakeholders need a new way to understand our economy in the context of the biosphere{u2019}s ability to provide essential natural capital, and the authors suggest that detailed information about materials, energy, embodied energy, and energy intensity should be routinely gathered, analyzed, and disseminated from a centralized location to provide markets and policymakers with a more comprehensive understanding of the biophysical economy. After arguing that the stock of manufactured capital is an important driver of material and energy demands imposed upon the biosphere, a new accounting framework is derived from the laws of thermodynamics to reflect the fact that material and embodied energy accumulate within the capital stock of economic sectors. This framework extends the Energy Input-Output (EI-O) techniques first developed by Bullard, Herendeen, and others to estimate energy intensity of economic products. Implications from the new framework are discussed, including the value of economic metrics for policy-making, the need for physically-based rather than product-based EI-O formulations, a re-assessment of the concept of economic 2growth,3 and an evaluation of recycling, reuse, and dematerialization. The framework also provides an opportunity to assess an array of definitions for Daly's 2steady-state economy3 in relation to the ideal of a sustainable economy.   The book ends with a list of steps to be taken toward creating a more comprehensive system of national accounts: ·         National accounting agencies worldwide should develop and maintain balance sheets of both natural and manufactured capital in addition to national income statements, ·         All stocks and inter-sector flows should be provided in physical as well as financial units, ·         In the US, the Bureau for Economic Analysis (BEA) should restart detailed Capital, Labor, Energy, Material, and Services (KLEMS) reporting, ·         National accounting agencies should routinely estimate the energy intensity of economic products, and all of the above should be estimated and disseminated on an annual basis
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Heun, Matthew Kuperus
Dewey number
  • 333.79
  • 338.926
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0
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HD9502-9502.5
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Carbajales-Dale, Michael
  • Haney, Becky Roselius
Series statement
Lecture Notes in Energy,
Series volume
26
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  • Urban Ecology
  • Engineering economy
  • Sustainable development
  • Environmental economics
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Beyond GDP : National Accounting in the Age of Resource Depletion, by Matthew Kuperus Heun, Michael Carbajales-Dale, Becky Roselius Haney, (electronic book)
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mixed
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The end of an era -- Accounting for the wealth of nations -- Stocks and flows of materials -- Flows of Direct Energy -- Stocks and flows of embodied energy -- Stocks and flows of economic value -- Energy intensity -- Implications -- Next steps
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978-3-319-12820-7
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unknown
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XXVII, 201 p. 41 illus., 26 illus. in color.
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electronic
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9783319128207
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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10.1007/978-3-319-12820-7
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online resource.
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Electronic resource.
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Label
Beyond GDP : National Accounting in the Age of Resource Depletion, by Matthew Kuperus Heun, Michael Carbajales-Dale, Becky Roselius Haney, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The end of an era -- Accounting for the wealth of nations -- Stocks and flows of materials -- Flows of Direct Energy -- Stocks and flows of embodied energy -- Stocks and flows of economic value -- Energy intensity -- Implications -- Next steps
Control code
978-3-319-12820-7
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XXVII, 201 p. 41 illus., 26 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319128207
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-12820-7
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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