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Review of consumption trends and public policies promoting woody biomass as an energy feedstock in the U.S

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2011

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Aguilar, Francisco X., Song, Nianfu, and Shifley, Stephen, 2011, Review of consumption trends and public policies promoting woody biomass as an energy feedstock in the U.S: Biomass and Bioenergy, v. 35, iss. 8, p. 3708-3718.

Summary

A review of the four main wood energy sectors in the U.S. was conducted to explore historic trends and the impact of alternative energy prices and public policies on wood energy consumption. High oil prices have triggered the adoption of government regulation and financial incentives to promote greater use of wood energy over the last four decades. However, the amount of wood energy consumed in the U.S. industrial sector was driven mainly by the output of the pulp and paper products industry and not by energy prices or any particular public policy incentive. Residential consumption of wood energy was positively correlated with competing energy prices. Public policies seem to have had a greater impact on wood energy consumption in the [...]

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ISSN WECC 0961-9534

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