Energy Sprawl Solutions: Balancing Global Developmand Conservation

Energy Sprawl Solutions: Balancing Global Developmand Conservation

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Overview

Over the next several decades, as human populations grow, the demand for energy will soar. But renewable energy sources have a large energy sprawl—the amount of land needed to produce energy—which can threaten biodiversity. In Energy Sprawl Solutions, scientists Joseph M. Kiesecker and David Naugle provide a roadmap for preserving biodiversity despite the threats of energy sprawl. Their strategy—developmby design—identifies and sets aside land where biodiversity can thrive while consolidating developmin areas with lower biodiversity value.

This contributed volume features case studies from countries around the world, each describing a differenergy sector and the way they have successfully maximized biodiversity protection. This book provides a needed guide for elected officials, industry representatives, NGOs and community groups who have a stake in sustainable energy-developmplanning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610917230
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 06/15/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Joseph M. Kiesecker is Lead Scientist for The Nature Conservancy's Conservation Lands Team, in Fort Collins, Colorado. David E. Naugle is Professor of Wildlife Biology at the University of Montana in Missoula.

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