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Advancing Bioenergy in Europe: Exploring bioenergy systems and socio-political issues

Publiceringsår: 2007
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 238
Dokumenttyp: Doktorsavhandling
Förlag: KFS AB


This thesis concentrates on bioenergy (or biomass utilised for heat, electricity and fuels for transport) as a renewable energy with significant potentials and options. Biomass can be considered as 'stored' solar energy because the process of photosynthesis 'captures' energy from the sun in growing plants. Bioenergy systems under the 'right' conditions can greatly contribute to climate mitigation, improved energy security conditions, maintenance of robust agricultural and forestry sectors, and industrial growth and greater exports.

The opportunities for exploiting bioenergy in Europe are considerable, a range of conversion technologies exists, and the European Union and some Member States have adopted supportive policy measures. However, the European Union is not expected to meet its own targets for bioenergy. This thesis explores the implementation of bioenergy systems in Europe focusing on socio-political issues. The purpose is to improve understanding of key drivers and barriers for bioenergy, and experiences of supportive (and disruptive) policies and actions.


Room Aula, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE), Tegnersplatsen 4, Lund
  • Ghislain Gosse (Professor)


  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • Bioenergy
  • Sustainable Development
  • Political and administrative sciences
  • Biomass
  • Renewable Energy
  • förvaltningskunskap
  • Statsvetenskap
  • Energy Policy
  • Social sciences
  • Samhällsvetenskaper


  • Thomas B Johansson (professor)
  • ISSN: 1402-3016
  • ISBN: 978-91-88902-37-5

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