Technological fixes towards sustainability: Controversies over the Reduction of Vehicle Emissions

Birgitte Munch, Øyvind Thomassen

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    The issue of exhaust emission policies in Europe was heavily stimulated by a West
    German proposal in 1983 to introduce the new US-emission standards. In 1980 United States passed a federal law enforcing stricter emission standards which required all new automobiles to have installed three-way-catalysts from 1983. The German proposal produced serious controversies between EU member countries about exhaust emission-standards and catalytic converter technology. The TWC’s illustrates some of the problems of designing functional policies crossing resorts, and illustrates the ambiguities of political expectations to a ‘technical fix’ and the non-linear relations between intentions and consequences.
    TitelTackling Transportation Problems Around the World : Case-studies from the INTEPOL-project. Annex to Final report.
    RedaktørerBoelie Elzen
    Antal sider16
    UdgivelsesstedTSER programme
    ForlagEuropean Community
    Publikationsdato10 aug. 2001
    StatusUdgivet - 10 aug. 2001