Bioenergy and Sustainability
|The Energy–Water–Food Nexus at decentralized scales
A notable feature of almost all the discussions surrounding the energy–water–food nexus to date is that they have focused on national or supra-national scales. Most key background documents lack discussion of smaller, more localized scales. ...
|Bioenergy & sustainability: bridging the gaps
This report combines a comprehensive analysis of the current bioenergy landscape, technologies and practices with a critical review of their impacts.Experts from over 80 institutions contributed to the extensive evaluation of the current status of ...
|Towards sustainable modern wood energy development
Wood energy currently makes up more than 65% of the global share of renewable energy. In some developing countries, more than 90% of the people rely exclusively on fuelwood, charcoal and crop residues for cooking ...
|Implementing the GBEP indicators for sustainable bioenergy in Germany
In November 2011, the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) adopted a set of 24 indicators to assess and monitor the sustainability of modern bioenergy. The indicators shall provide a tool for policy-makers and other stakeholders that ...
|Global bioenergy supply and demand projections. A working paper for REmap 2030
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has developed a Global Renewable Energy Roadmap – called REmap 2030 – to double the share of renewablesin the global energy mix by 2030. This ambitious target is derived ...
|Sustainable biomass production and use. Lessons learned from the Netherlands Programme Sustainabile Biomass (NPSB) 2009-2013
The Netherlands Programme Sustainable Biomass (NPSB) has been developed to gain experience in the production and certification of sustainable biomass to strengthen the framework for the production of sustainable biomass, based on practical experiences. The ...
|Possibilities of sustainable woody energy trade and impacts on developing countries
Many OECD countries, particularly within the EU, have set ambitious plans for the use of woody bioenergy. While the woody biomass consumed for householduse is most likely to be sourced locally and is quite independent ...
|Impacts of biofuel production. Case studies: Mozambique, Argentina and Ukraine
The objective of this study is to develop and demonstrate a methodological framework to enable an ex-ante assessment of the potential land availability for dedicated energy crops and the potential environmental and socio-economic impacts of ...
|Lessons learned in testing the Global Bio-Energy Partnership sustainability indicators
In May 2011 the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) Task Force on Sustainability agreed on a first set of 24 relevant, practical, science-based, voluntary sustainability indicators for bioenergy. Several countries are undertaking pilot projects to test ...
|An approach to designing energy delivery models that work for people living in poverty
Access to modern, safe, affordable and sustainable energy is increasingly recognised as crucial for development. Designing the delivery of energy services that can meet the needs and wants of end-users, in particular those of men ...