Energy production and ecosystem services

Holland, RJ, Scott, K, Wegg, T, Beaumont, NJ, Papathanasopoulou, E and Smith, P 2015 Energy production and ecosystem services. In: Ekins, Paul, (ed.) Global Energy: Issues, Potentials, and Policy Implications. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

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Ecosystems provide a range of goods and services that contribute toward human well-being. It is increasingly recognized that factors such as a growing and increasingly affluent world population, coupled with increased globalization of trade, are significantly influencing the delivery of ecosystem goods and services. This chapter argues that future energy policy must be designed based on a broad set of environmental and social considerations that examine the national and international implications of each energy technology. This approach ensures a more holistic overview of the costs and benefits associated with energy production, allowing society to make more informed choices about their futures, including how their energy is sourced, generated, and delivered.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Subjects: Ecology and Environment
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Science Areas > Sea and Society
Depositing User: Dr Eleni Papathanasopoulou
Date made live: 30 Jun 2015 10:56
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2020 09:56

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