First name: Walter
Last name: Stadler
Adress: Gymnasiumstrasse 85/513, 1190 Wien
Phone: 0681 102 77 514
Day of Birth: 12.03.1976
Place of Birth: Steyr an der Enns (Upper Austria)
Playing Oboe in Balkan Gypsy Music, Pop- and World Music
Sectoral energy intensities in the Austrian Economy in 1995 and 2000 derived from physical Input-Output Analysis (Master Thesis Institut für Forschung und Fortbildung - Universität Klagenfurt, Vienna 2006, download-here
UweChristianPlachetka, WalterStadler:"Beilage 1 zum Abschlussbericht des Projektes: Risiken und Nachhaltigkeit Erneuerbarer Energien in Abhängigkeit von Skalierung und Einsatzbedingungen" Vienna, 2010 download-here
One current and useful approach in Human Ecology by Stephen Bocking (2007): "Nature´s Experts - Science, Politics and the Environment.", Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Environmental topics are widely seen as scientific matters. For example the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the European Environment Agency, Envoronment Canada and others invest in scientific research, get advice from scientific comittees and according to their daily business, they assure interest groups that their research and outcomes are based on science. Environmentalists who sometimes are ambivalent about the effects of science and technology, draw on scientific expertise, like national environmental organizations recruit professional scientific talent, while community groups get their expertise from volunteer scientists from the local university. In a similar way businesspeople want to base their environmental polcies on "sound science" - and of course so do the media by getting scientists in television coverage of controversal environmental issues. So science often determines what becomes an environmental issue primarily. For instance air quality is measured by scientists and reported in the media, so poor or bad air qualitiy just exists, because it can be measured scientifically.
Very widely, science is seen as a source of reliable knowledge regarding the natural environment and the impacts of human activities. But science is much more than that, because scientific knowledge and scientists play several roles in envoronmental politics: on the one hand they not only shape regulatory decisions and ohter environmental protecting initiatives, and on the other hand they shape processes which can be a reason for making a decision and taking initiatives and of course debates and controversies surrounding these processes. So we can say the science itself is often a focus of debate. In many environmental controversies, opposing parties have scientific evidence, express their conflicting interests and also values in terms of scientific knowledge. More and more citizens are unwilling to accept uncritically the judgments of experts - and this has become one of the primary political dynamics of environmental decision making. In many cases resistance reflects awareness of the close connections between scientists and powerful economic and political interests, for example like agricultural biotechnology, the meaningfulness of fossil and nuclear energy generation etc. So in a society where environmental affairs can be the scene of intense disputes over divergent views of the world and conflicting interests, research results and scientists are often contested. Therefore Bocking recommendes an extended view and definition of science including the observation of the social structure elements: scientific knowledge, including knowledge about the application of this knowledge being able to solve practical problems within the interactive structure and area of universities, government, private sector and non-profit sector.
Würde das hier empfehlen Uwe: http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-1-4020-4551-6/#section=22486&page=1&locus=0
Seeing this matter with the additional aspect of Sephen Bocking (2007) one promising sustainable technology with the so far observed least side effects is the so called air or water vortex technology by the Austrian Forester "Victor Schauberger" (1885 - 1958).
Here I want to show youtube videos of a water vortex power plants in Obergrafendorf/St. Pölten/Lower Austria and U.S.A and 8 parts of a Victor Schauberger tv documentation on ORF and 3 Sat as well as 2 high quality biographic videos in English.