Towards a Sustainable Economy

Paradoxes and Trends in Energy and Transportation

  • Pascal da Costa
  • Danielle Attias

Part of the Sustainability and Innovation book series (SUSTAINABILITY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. From Energy Market Regulations to CO2 Targets

  3. Eco-innovation and New Production Models

  4. The Regional Approach to Sustainable Transport as a New Paradigm

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Isabelle Nicolaï, Rémy Le Boennec
      Pages 103-122

About this book


This book provides an interdisciplinary account of how technological advances – mainly in the domains of energy and transportation – contribute to the transformation towards a more sustainable economic system. Drawing on methods from engineering, the management sciences and economics, which it combines in the framework of a systems sciences approach, the book presents qualitative and quantitative studies on government regulation, resources management and firms' strategy. Topics covered include the state-market dilemma of government CO2 emission targets, implications of the electrification of the economy, incentives and coercion in government transport policies, and innovations in the electric vehicle industry.


Sustainable Economic Systems Eco-innovation Environmental Government Regulation Power Sector Renewable Energies Climate Change Policy CO2 Emission Targets EU Energy Policy Transport Sector Tesla Electric Cars New Mobility Solutions

Editors and affiliations

  • Pascal da Costa
    • 1
  • Danielle Attias
    • 2
  1. 1.Ecole CentraleSupélecGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Ecole CentraleSupélecGif-sur-YvetteFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-79059-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-79060-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-1030
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-926X
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