Economics of Sustainable Energy in Agriculture / Edition 1

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This book contains up-to-date studies on the economics of sustainable energy in agriculture. The studies focus on energy efficiency improvement and the use of biomass. Specific attention is paid to the economic aspects of land use and the competition for land, both for food production and dedicated energy crops. The book will be of special interest to economists, agronomists, energy experts, and politicians that deal with energy issues in agriculture, both in developing and industrialised countries.

The book is relevant for those who are interested in the topic of global warming and carbon sequestration, and the transition towards carbon-free energy resources.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048160891
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/3/2010
  • Series: Economy and Environment Series, #24
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Sustainable energy in agriculture: issues and scope; A.O. Lansink, et al. Part I: Energy use efficiency and intensity in agriculture. 2. Better management can improve the efficiency of indirect energy; T.J. de Koeijer, et al. 3. Energy investigations of different intensive rape seed rotations - a German case study; J. Moerschner, W. L├╝cke. 4. Modelling energy saving technology choices in Dutch glasshouse horticulture; K. Pietola, A.O. Lansink. 5. Energy intensity decomposition in EU agriculture, using a demand analysis; J.A. Millan. Part II: Biomass production: Technical issue. 6. Energy use efficiency in biomass production systems; S. Nonhebel. 7. Yield increases of the biomass crops Salix viminalis and Miscanthuis x giganteus: A look to the future; L.M. Vleeshouwers. Part III: Biomass productions and land use. 8. Agricultural reference systems in life cycle assessments; N.C. Jungk, et al. 9. Energy from hemp? Analysis of the competitiveness of hemp using a Geographical Information System; C. Brodersen, et al. 10. The role of forestry in climate change and sustainable energy production; G.C. van Kooten, et al. Part IV: Agriculture and other sources of sustainable energy. 11. Modelling water resource allocation: A case study on agriculture versus hydropower production; J. Bielsa, R. Duarte. 12. Development and implementation of the Danish centralised biogas concept - financial aspects; K. Hjort-Gregersen. Part V: Scenarios and policies for sustainableenergy. 13. Can organic farming help to reduce national energy consumption and emissions of greenhouse gasses in Denmark?; T. Dalgaard, et al. 14. On renewable energy in rural China; H. Liming, E.C. van Ierland. 15. Determining efficient bio-fuel tax exemption policy in France for greenhouse gas emission abatement; S. Rozakis, et al. Index.

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