Biomass, Energy, and Environment: A Developing Country Perspective from India

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Developing countries are searching for alternate energy options which promote sustainable development and equity. Modernized bioenergy is shown as an option with potential to meet the rural needs of a large populous country like India, along with significant social, environmental, and economic benefits such as carbon-emission reduction and the promotion of biodiversity. This text uses India as a case study for biomass, energy and environment, which postgraduates and professionals in environmental sciences and energy development planning can use as a model for analyzing the potential for biomass energy for other developing countries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198564362
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

King's College, London

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Energy and biomass consumption patterns in India
3. Environmental impacts of biomass energy
4. Assessment of bioenergy programmes in India
5. Bioenergy projects
6. Bioenergy - a modernized fuel option for India
7. Land and biomass availability for sustainable bioenergy
8. Environmental and socio-economic benefits of bioenergy
9. Economic analysis of bioenergy options
10. Approaches to implementing bioenergy programmes
11. Implications for bioenergy in developing countries
12. Bioenergy: Barriers, policy options and guidelines
13. Conclusions and implications

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