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The water footprint of energy from biomass: A quantitative assessment and consequences of an increasing share of bio-energy in energy supply

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2009

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Gerbensleenes, P., Hoekstra, A., and Vandermeer, T., 2009, The water footprint of energy from biomass: A quantitative assessment and consequences of an increasing share of bio-energy in energy supply: Ecological Economics, v. 68, iss. 4, p. 1052-1060.

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ABSTRACT: The pressure on water resources from energy resource development and transformation is likely to be greater in the future than it has been in the past. A rational resolution of the political problems that this situation will generate requires that: 1) planning based on predictions of future energy supply and demand be replaced by scenario, or “what if?” analysis; 2) full attention be paid to the uncertainties in per-unit-energy water requirements; 3) suitable stochastic measures of water availability be used to compare water supply with water demand; 4) realistic ecological criteria, and other alternative use criteria, be developed for estimating impacts of water withdrawn or consurned for energy development; 5) human consequences [...]

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ISSN WECC 09218009

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journalEcological Economics
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citationTypeJournal Article

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