Between industrial modernity and ecological modernization?: The Swedish forest industry’s response to increased environmental demands regarding electricity
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This study analyses the Swedish forest industry’s response to the higher environmental demands regarding the electricity resource from 1990 to 2009. These changes are viewed as part of a wider transition in Sweden’s energy and environmental policy, from industrial modernity to ecological modernization. This paper examines how an electricity-intensive industry has responded to changes involving considerable governmental intervention by means of laws, rules, and public policy instruments to reduce the environmental impact of electricity use and production. The analysis reveals that the Swedish forest industry is currently caught between industrial modernity and ecological modernization due to its divided production processes.
forest industry, electricity, ecological modernization, industrial modernity, business associations
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-66265OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-66265DiVA: diva2:402960