Department of Business Development and Technology

Multidirectional Relationship between Energy Resources, Climate Changes and Sustainable Development: Technoeconomic Analysis

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Global changes in temperature will likely change energy use and electricity production capacity. Considering the relationship between climate change and energy resource use, changes in temperature and the frequency and intensity of extreme events will affect how much energy is produced and consumed. The green economy and green growth are located at the heart of the fight against climate change in creating sustainable development. This paper considers the multidirectional relations between climate change, energy resources, and sustainable development including the perspective of a green economy via a technoeconomic analysis. A link among energy resources, climate changes and sustainable development has been displayed via a technoeconomic analysis in the case study, which was focused on taking into consideration the needs of the hydroponic units, the product selling price, the electricity price of the wind farm (WF), and at the same time the energy demand, under a nexus approach. Via the technoeconomic analysis, it was proven that moving on to smaller investments of 2 MWs is more efficient compared to larger projects e.g. 18 MWs, however, this cannot be considered immediately as the preferred solution since it is always a matter of impact on the local society.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102210
JournalSustainable Cities and Society
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020

    Research areas

  • Case study, Climate changes, Energy resource, Green economy, Sustainable development, Technoeconomic analysis

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