Energy-Based Economic Development

Chapter

Abstract

In recent years, energy has become much more of a driver of new paths to economic development than an enabler of growth. Accordingly, governments and the private sector are investing billions of dollars annually in low-emissions energy development and energy efficiency planning. From 2004 to 2010, global renewable energy development increased 540 %. This chapter introduces the domain of energy-based economic development (EBED) and explains how it seizes joint opportunities inherent in energy development and economic development. This chapter also reviews the complex and overlapping issues that EBED most commonly addresses, including greenhouse gas and other emissions, energy security and efficiency, energy poverty, economic growth and recovery, job creation, and poverty.

Keywords

Biomass Combustion Dioxide Depression Mercury 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public and Environmental AffairsIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.RTI InternationalResearch Triangle ParkUSA

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