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Framework para análise da sustentabilidade de fontes de energia
2013 (Portuguese)In: Interciencia, ISSN 0378-1844, Vol. 38, no 11, 760-768 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The energy matrix in countries is composed by different energy sources. The possibilities of choices and the decisions for energy use and about investments have many answers and can lead to economic, ecologic and/or social damages at different levels of sustainability. This article proposes a framework based on losses and damages that compares sustainability, classifying it by levels, considering the whole process of capture, transformation and consumption of energy (and not only the use) of energy sources used in a national electrical matrix. In addition to the traditional economic, environmental and social issues, verified by the Triple Top Line, the framework considers also, trough the Agency Theory, additional damages to authors and institutions related with energy policies. The methodology used for its construction was: 1) construction of tables of driving force-state-response of energy sources with focus in sustainability, 2) systematization of the model, and 3) validation of the framework through ANOVA among randomized blocks. An application of this framework is made in Brazil and it is concluded that established paradigms by common sense like 'hydropower doesn't issues CO2' and 'nuclear energy is unsustainable' are broken.

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2013. Vol. 38, no 11, 760-768 p.
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Renewable Energy, Nuclear-Energy, Economy, Oil, Policies, Sector
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Ecology Energy Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-142529ISI: 000330682700002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84891804373OAI: diva2:703317

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[Framework for measuring sustainability between energy sources]

Available from: 2014-03-06 Created: 2014-03-06 Last updated: 2014-03-06Bibliographically approved

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