The potential for energy crops in East Anglia, and the barriers to their uptake

Chown, Jonathan (2007) The potential for energy crops in East Anglia, and the barriers to their uptake. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This study focuses on the potential for the growth of energy crops in Suffolk and Norfolk, and explores the barriers to their uptake. Given the current energy crisis, and the gap in knowledge about energy crop potentials and uptakes, I feel this study is one of interest and relevance. The potentials investigated will include physical, economic and energy production related capabilities. Crops which I will discuss will include Miscanthus and short rotation willow coppice. Barrier types which are examined are approached from a social point of view, working with farmer behaviour and the reasons for participation or otherwise from personal, social and cultural aspects. The study shows clearly that potentials are vast, and barriers are different to those found in studies of a similar nature, in that they are more political and economic, rather than social.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13

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