This book contains up-to-date studies on the economics of sustainable energy in agriculture. The studies focus on energy efficiency improvement and the use of biomass. Specific attention is paid to the economic aspects of land use and the competition for land, both for food production and dedicated energy crops. The book will be of special interest to economists, agronomists, energy experts, and politicians that deal with energy issues in agriculture, both in developing and industrialised countries. The book is relevant for those who are interested in the topic of global warming and carbon sequestration, and the transition towards carbon-free energy resources.
From the contents:Part I: Energy use efficiency and intensity in agriculture.- Part II: Biomass production: Technical issue.- Part III: Biomass productions and land use.- Part IV: Agriculture and other sources of sustainable energy.- Part V: Scenarios and policies for sustainable energy.- Index.
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