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To a sustainable energy supply system in the Netherlands: energetic, economic, and environmental boundaries
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ECN 1-12-1998
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ECN-RX--98-065 Article (scientific)
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Published in: Essay within the framework of the professional training "Examen Energieconsulent" of the "Stichting Post Hoger Onderwijs Energie (), , , Vol., p.-.

In this essay energetic, economic, and environmental boundaries arepresented, for the use of the renewable energy source biomass for CHP production in the Netherlands. After a general overview of global fossil fuel demand/reserves, its resulting environmental consequences, and the substituting possibilities for renewable energy sources (section 2), the possibilities for a new technological (r)evolution are presented in section 3. In this section items such as sustainable development and industrial ecology are introduced, which result to criteria for a global sustainable energy supply system. The specific Dutch energy supply/power production system, together with the Dutch governmental policy concerning the introduction of renewable energy sources, is presented in section 4. The potential role of the most promising renewable energy source in the Netherlands, viz. biomass, in the future Dutch sustainable energy supply system, together with its energetic, economic, and environmental boundaries, is presented in section 5., closing this essay. 22 refs.

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