Indicators of sustainable energy development
The social and environmental inadequacies of conventionally defined economic growth have led to the advocacy of "sustainability" as a more appropriate goal for national development.The broad goal of "sustainable development" is not easy to translate into practical strategies. This publication follows a series on natural resource accounting prepared for the Ministry for the Environment. Natural resource accounting is an attempt to incorporate consideration of resource depletion and environmental degradation into national decision making. The most recent of these publications (Information Paper No. 26) is an examination of the feasibility of preparing energy accounts for New Zealand. Energy accounting is another approach to the problem of measuring sustainable energy development... [Show full abstract]
Keywordsenergy conservation; energy policy; energy development; sustainable development; economic indicators; renewable energy; environmental impact
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Johnson, Paul (Lincoln University, 2001)The dependence of contemporary industrialised societies on the intensive use of energy means that the integrated management of energy resources must underpin any hopes of a sustainable future. The ultimate goals of such ...
Roxburgh, A. J. (Lincoln University, 1993)More efficient use of energy is a desirable goal, offering a variety of environmental, social, and economic benefits for both individuals and the nation as a whole. The poor uptake of efficiency opportunities in the domestic ...
McChesney, Ian (Lincoln University. Centre for Resource Management., 1991-12)Over the next decade New Zealand must make important decisions that will strongly determine its future energy development pathway. Two strategic issues are of vital importance: the need for the energy sector to respond ...