Report on Superstores and Climate Change
Posted in Research by fedwards on March 4th, 2009
A short paper by economist Jean-Marie Beauvais describes the results of a study indicating that shopping at large, suburban ‘superstores’ consumes more than four times as much transport energy as local grocery store shopping. This aspect has also been discussed (with possible alternative transport models) in the “Virtual Shopping” chapter of George Monbiot‘s book, “Heat“. To view the Beauvais article visit http://www.vtpi.org/superstores.pdf.