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The provision of both electrical and mechanical energy services can play a critical role in poverty alleviation for the almost two billion rural users who currently lack access to electricity. Distributed generation using diesel generators remains a common means of electricity provision for rural communities throughout the world. Due to rising fuel costs, the need to address poverty, and consequences of global warming, it is necessary to develop cost efficient means of reducing fossil fuel consumption in isolated diesel microgrids. Based on a case study in Nicaragua, a set of demand and supply side measures are ordered by their annualized costs in order to approximate an energy supply curve. The curve highlights...
Integrated Coastal Zone Management: Commitments and developments from an International, European, and United Kingdom perspective
Use of ecological information in the selection of quality objectives for river conservation and restoration in Flanders (Belgium)
Applying the habitat conservation model to fisheries management: A proposal for a modified fisheries planning requirement
Trends and Future Challenges for U.S. National Ocean and Coastal Policy. Proceedings of a Workshop. Held in Washington, DC. on January 22, 1999. Trends in U.S. Coastal Regions, 1970-1998. Addendum to the Proceedings
Regional marine environmental management and the GPA-LBA: perspectives and the need for scientific support