Chapter 3: Energy Security

Thomas Foust, Isaias de Carvalho Macedo, Jose Goldemberg, Chanakya Hoysala, Rubens Filho, Francisco Nigro, Tom Richard, Jack Saddler, Jon Samseth, Chris Somerville

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This chapter considers the energy security implications and impacts of bioenergy. We provide an assessment to answer the following questions: What are the implications for bioenergy and energy security within the broader policy environment that includes food and water security, development, economic productivity, and multiple foreign policy aspects? What are the conditions under which bioenergy contributes positively to energy security?
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationBioenergy and Sustainability: Bridging the Gaps
EditorsG. M. Souza, R. L. Victoria, C. A. Joly
StatePublished - 2015

Bibliographical note

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NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CH-5100-66647


  • bioenergy
  • climate change mitigation
  • energy access
  • energy security


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