FAO Forestry Paper 154

Forests and energy

Key issues

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Acknowledgements (Download- 83 KB)
Foreword (Download- 83 KB)
Executive summary (Download- 83 KB)

1. Introduction (Download- 59 KB)

2. Energy supply and demand: trends and prospects (Download- 945 KB)

Renewable energy
Wood-based energy
Future energy choices – key issues

3. Bioenergy production (Download- 58 KB)

Solid woodfuels
Liquid biofuels

4. The contribution of wood energy to future energy demand (Download- 85 KB)

Woodfuel sources
Emissions and economics of biofuels

5. Implications of increased use of bioenergy (Download- 74 KB)

Poverty, employment and prices
Land and environment

6. Policy options and recommendations (Download- 50 KB)

Glossary (Download- 48 KB)

References (Download- 265 KB)