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Environmental footprint of different energy systems
Group: University of Twente, Water Management Group
Promotor: Maarten Krol
Water, land, carbon and energy are closely connected by links that are widely recognized but sparsely studied and not sufficiently quantified. More studies focus on quantifying the carbon footprint of different energy sources than focus on quantifying their land and water footprints. However, land and water footprints of renewable energy sources are becoming key determinants of their long-term sustainability and acceptability. That is because the renewable energy sources are land and water intensive that is a trade-off for having lower carbon footprint compared to fossil fuels. In this work, I calculate the water, land and carbon footprints (environmental footprint) of different energy systems. The results provide insights into the resource use efficiency and tradeoffs between the different energy sources.
By September we will present an overview of SENSE dissertations on this page, with links to the full texts of the dissertations.