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New Technologies and Sustainable Development of Industry; Neue Technologien und nachhaltige Entwicklung der Industrie

Abstract

The present technology assessment study examines the effects of three technology scenarios on future energy consumption and the energy-related emissions by industrial manufacturing in Switzerland. The three paths of development (Trend, High-Tech, Alternative) can be represented as follows: After a reduction until 2015, the Trend development entails a slight increase in consumption of energy. Until then consumption is some 10 percent lower in both the High-Tech and the Alternative Scenarios. Consumption of electricity increases in all scenarios, the proportion is highest in 20 year's time under the High-Tech scenario. SO{sub 2} and CO{sub 2} emissions decrease in all scenarios until 2000 and then level out at a low level. The emissions are lowest in the High-Tech scenario. In contrast the NO{sub x} and the VOC emissions diminish until 2000 and then rise again continuously. At this juncture important bases are still not yet available for a definitive evaluation with respect to the sustainable development. Sustainability objectives are currently being compiled for Switzerland in the wake of the Berlin Climate Conference and the Rio Conference. In the political lobbies the Green factions are making demands, such as those currently under discussion internationally (e.g. CO{sub 2} reductions on a scale of some  More>>
Authors:
Muggli, Christoph; Baumgartner, Walter; Werner, Frank [1] 
  1. Basics AG, Beckenhofstrasse 16, CH-8035 Zurich (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
Aug 01, 1996
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
TA-22-1996
Reference Number:
EDB-00:113598
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 3 tabs., refs; PBD: Aug 1996
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; AIR POLLUTION; CARBON DIOXIDE; ENERGY POLICY; INDUSTRY; NITROGEN OXIDES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PUBLIC OPINION; STATISTICAL DATA; SULFUR DIOXIDE; SWITZERLAND; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; VOLATILE MATTER
OSTI ID:
20072938
Research Organizations:
Swiss Science and Technology Council (SSTC), CH-3003 Bern (Switzerland)
Country of Origin:
Switzerland
Language:
German
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: CH0000029033227
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form; Also available from Swiss Science and Technology Council (SSTC), CH-3003 Bern (CH)
Submitting Site:
CHN
Size:
220 pages
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Muggli, Christoph, Baumgartner, Walter, and Werner, Frank. New Technologies and Sustainable Development of Industry; Neue Technologien und nachhaltige Entwicklung der Industrie. Switzerland: N. p., 1996. Web.
Muggli, Christoph, Baumgartner, Walter, & Werner, Frank. New Technologies and Sustainable Development of Industry; Neue Technologien und nachhaltige Entwicklung der Industrie. Switzerland.
Muggli, Christoph, Baumgartner, Walter, and Werner, Frank. 1996. "New Technologies and Sustainable Development of Industry; Neue Technologien und nachhaltige Entwicklung der Industrie." Switzerland.
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title = {New Technologies and Sustainable Development of Industry; Neue Technologien und nachhaltige Entwicklung der Industrie}
author = {Muggli, Christoph, Baumgartner, Walter, and Werner, Frank}
abstractNote = {The present technology assessment study examines the effects of three technology scenarios on future energy consumption and the energy-related emissions by industrial manufacturing in Switzerland. The three paths of development (Trend, High-Tech, Alternative) can be represented as follows: After a reduction until 2015, the Trend development entails a slight increase in consumption of energy. Until then consumption is some 10 percent lower in both the High-Tech and the Alternative Scenarios. Consumption of electricity increases in all scenarios, the proportion is highest in 20 year's time under the High-Tech scenario. SO{sub 2} and CO{sub 2} emissions decrease in all scenarios until 2000 and then level out at a low level. The emissions are lowest in the High-Tech scenario. In contrast the NO{sub x} and the VOC emissions diminish until 2000 and then rise again continuously. At this juncture important bases are still not yet available for a definitive evaluation with respect to the sustainable development. Sustainability objectives are currently being compiled for Switzerland in the wake of the Berlin Climate Conference and the Rio Conference. In the political lobbies the Green factions are making demands, such as those currently under discussion internationally (e.g. CO{sub 2} reductions on a scale of some 80 percent by 2050), whereas conservative and industrial circle representatives support the objective of sustainable development but reject a quantification of objectives. The official objectives of the Swiss Energy 2000 programme can be achieved with all scenarios. With the High-Tech and Alternative scenarios, concepts of a reduction in CO{sub 2} by 20 percent by 2015 (as currently under discussion in Switzerland), are realistic. However, further energy-relevant efficiency potentials in industrial production can be activated by energy-policy motivated measures. More extensive objectives, such as e.g. a CO{sub 2} reduction of 50 percent, are hardly attainable, even in the long-term, without sufficiency considerations in industrial production. The degree of acceptance of measures diminishes on the conservative and business sides with increasing interventionism whereas the Green lobby would put up with direct guidance measures and, above all, negative effects on the Swiss labour market. (authors)}
place = {Switzerland}
year = {1996}
month = {Aug}
}