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Energyscapes: linking the energy system and ecosystem services in real landscapes

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posted on 10.05.2012, 11:34 by David C. Howard, Paul J. Burgess, Simon J. Butler, Steve J. Carver, Timothy Cockerill, Alastor M. Coleby, Guohui Gan, Chris Goodier, Dan van der Horst, Klaus Hubacek, Richard Lord, Andrew Mead, Monica Rivas-Casado, Richard A. Wadsworth, Paul Scholefield
The drive for sustainable energy production is leading to increased deployment of land based renewables. Although there is public support, in principle, for renewable energy at a national level, major resistance to renewable energy technologies often occurs at a local level. Within this context, it can be useful to consider the "energyscape" which we initially define as the complex spatial and temporal combination of the supply, demand and infrastructure for energy within a landscape. By starting with a consideration of the energyscape, we can then consider the positive and negative interactions with other ecosystem services within a particular landscape. This requires a multidisciplinary systems-approach that uses existing knowledge of landscapes, energy options, and the different perspectives of stakeholders. The approach is examined in relation to pilot case-study comprising a 155 km2 catchment in Bedfordshire, England.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Citation

HOWARD, D.C. ... et al., 2012. Energyscapes: linking the energy system and ecosystem services in real landscapes. Biomass and Bioenergy, 55, pp.17–26.

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© Elsevier

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SMUR (Submitted Manuscript Under Review)

Publication date

2012

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This article was submitted for publication in the journal, Biomass and Bioenergy [© Elsevier]. The website is at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09619534

ISSN

0961-9534

eISSN

1873-2909

Language

en

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