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Title: Global bioenergy resources
Authors: Slade, R
Bauen, A
Gross, R
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Using biomass to provide energy services is a strategically important option for increasing the global uptake of renewable energy. Yet the practicalities of accelerating deployment are mired in controversy over the potential resource conflicts that might occur, particularly over land, water and biodiversity conservation. This calls into question whether policies to promote bioenergy are justified. Here we examine the assumptions on which global bioenergy resource estimates are predicated. We find that there is a disjunct between the evidence that global bioenergy studies can provide and policymakers' desire for estimates that can straightforwardly guide policy targets. We highlight the need for bottom-up assessments informed by empirical studies, experimentation and cross-disciplinary learning to better inform the policy debate.
Issue Date: 29-Jan-2014
Date of Acceptance: 6-Dec-2013
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/55148
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/NCLIMATE2097
ISSN: 1758-678X
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Start Page: 99
End Page: 105
Journal / Book Title: Nature Climate Change
Volume: 4
Issue: 2
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2014, Springer Nature
Sponsor/Funder: Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Department of Energy & Climate Change
Funder's Grant Number: NE/G007748/1
NE/G0077481/1
EE-G-110301
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Physical Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies
Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
LAND-USE CHANGE
BIOMASS ENERGY
BIO-ENERGY
CARBON SEQUESTRATION
EMISSIONS
INTENSIFICATION
POTENTIALS
INCREASES
EUROPE
MODEL
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Centre for Environmental Policy
Faculty of Natural Sciences



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