Rethinking sustainable bioenergy development in Japan: decentralised system supported by local forestry biomass

Chun Sheng Goh, Takanobu Aikawa, Amanda Ahl, Kanae Ito, Chihiro Kayo, Yasunori Kikuchi, Yasuo Takahashi, Takaaki Furubayashi, Toshihiko Nakata, Yuichiro Kanematsu, Osamu Saito, Yoshiki Yamagata

研究成果: Article査読

7 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Bioenergy has been promoted in Japan with ambitious targets. However, the incentive schemes excluded renewable heat and overlooked synergies with local forest management, leading to the development of large-scale biomass plants that heavily rely on overseas biomass supplies. This case report discussed an alternative scenario of decentralised bioenergy systems supported with local biomass through five important questions. The currently available knowledge indicates that such a scenario is feasible with integrative forest management that considers both ecosystem services and multiple uses of wood. In addition to various environmental benefits, replacing imported fossil fuels with local biomass can also enhance energy security. Realising this scenario requires careful consideration of local context, empowerment of local governments and encouragement of both public and private initiatives.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)1461-1471
ページ数11
ジャーナルSustainability Science
15
5
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2020 9月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 地球変動および惑星変動
  • 健康(社会科学)
  • 地理、計画および開発
  • 生態学
  • 社会学および政治科学
  • 自然保全および景観保全
  • 管理、モニタリング、政策と法律

フィンガープリント

「Rethinking sustainable bioenergy development in Japan: decentralised system supported by local forestry biomass」の研究トピックを掘り下げます。これらがまとまってユニークなフィンガープリントを構成します。

引用スタイル