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A life cycle perspective on land use and project economics of electricity from wind and anaerobic digestion

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  • Ciliberti, Carlo
  • Jordaan, Sarah M.
  • Smith, Stephen V.
  • Spatari, Sabrina
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    Feed-in tariffs and Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) are among the most prominent policies to address anthropogenic influence on climate change. Implementation of RPS favorably affects renewable energy supply and rural development while reducing the land available for meeting demand for food and feed resulting from global population growth. Even in the vast Great Plains of the United States, land requirements are primary considerations between increasing renewable energy capacity and food and feed production.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Energy Policy.

    Volume (Year): 89 (2016)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 52-63

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:89:y:2016:i:c:p:52-63
    DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2015.11.015
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