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Author Agostini, C.A.; Nasirov, S.; Silva, C. pdf  doi
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  Title Solar PV Planning Toward Sustainable Development in Chile: Challenges and Recommendations Type Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Journal Of Environment & Development Abbreviated Journal J. Environ. Dev.  
  Volume 25 Issue 1 Pages 25-46  
  Keywords solar energy; sustainability; development; Chile; policy challenges  
  Abstract Over the past decade, the promotion of renewable energy projects in Chile, especially solar energy projects, has become increasingly important, as energy dependence from foreign fossil fuels has increased and concerns regarding climate change continue to grow, posing a significant challenge to the local economy. Even though recent developments toward a more sustainable energy matrix in Chile have significantly increased the investment in the solar energy sector, social and environmental fragilities, combined with the lack of well-functioning institutions and the historical marginalization of indigenous communities who have been affected by several energy projects, result in gradually increasing conflictive situations. Unless proper mechanisms are designed and implemented to rapidly and correctly address these challenges, Chile could miss the opportunities that solar energy projects can provide to the development of its communities and to the economic growth of its regions. This article studies solar photovoltaics planning in Chile, focusing on the recent developments and the main challenges ahead, and proposes policy recommendations for effectively addressing these challenges.  
  Address [Agostini, Claudio A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Econ, Sch Govt, Santiago, Chile, Email: claudio.agostini@uai.cl  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Sage Publications Inc Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1070-4965 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000370428400002 Approved no  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 588  
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Author Agostini, C.A.; Silva, C.; Nasirov, S. pdf  doi
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  Title Failure of Energy Mega-Projects in Chile: A Critical Review from Sustainability Perspectives Type Journal Article
  Year 2017 Publication Sustainability Abbreviated Journal Sustainability  
  Volume 9 Issue 6 Pages 17 pp  
  Keywords energy mega-projects; Chile; environmental evaluation; sustainability  
  Abstract A number of successive energy crises over the last decade due to the lack of a balanced investment planning in the energy sector in Chile has led to a strong dependence on external sources and also doubled energy prices in the country, thus posing a significant challenge to the local economy. With the purpose of reaching long-term goals while simultaneously addressing short-term urgencies, Chile seeks to build a consistent and integrated energy policy in order to attract investment in the sector. Despite an overall attractive investment climate and encouraging market conditions in the country, the energy sector has been adversely affected, in particular, by the communities' opposition to mega-projects based on their expected environmental and social impacts. The study highlights recent experiences of energy generation mega-projects in terms of addressing aspects of sustainability. Based on these experiences, it discusses underdeveloped role of environmental evaluations and the main regulatory challenges ahead, recommending then public policies to effectively address these challenges.  
  Address [Agostini, Claudio A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Sch Govt, Ave Diagonal Las Torres 2640, Santiago 7941169, Chile, Email: claudio.agostini@uai.cl;  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Mdpi Ag Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 2071-1050 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000404133200195 Approved no  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 745  
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Author Pabon-Pereira, C.; Slingerland, M.; Hogervorst, S.; van Lier, J.; Rabbinge, R. pdf  doi
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  Title A Sustainability Assessment of Bioethanol (EtOH) Production: The Case of Cassava in Colombia Type Journal Article
  Year 2019 Publication Sustainability Abbreviated Journal Sustainability  
  Volume 11 Issue 14 Pages 23 pp  
  Keywords cassava; bioethanol; energy crops; sustainability analysis; biofuels; bioenergy production  
  Abstract This paper shows how system design determines sustainability outcomes of cassava bioethanol production in Colombia. The recovery of the energy contained in by-products is recommended as compared to single product production. In particular, this study assesses the energy, greenhouse gases, water, and land use performance of alternative cassava cascades working at different scales, highlighting the implications of including anaerobic digestion technology in the chain. The centralized systems showed a poorer energy and greenhouse gases performance as compared to decentralized ones in part due to the artificial drying of cassava chips in the centralized facility. Under solar drying of cassava chips, systems with anaerobic digestion produced three to five times more energy than demanded and produced greenhouse gas savings of 0.3 kgCO(2eq) L EtOH-1. The water balance output depends upon the water reuse within the ethanol industry, which demands 21-23 L EtOH-1. In the anaerobic digestion scenarios, assuming liquid flows are treated separately, complete water recovery is feasible. Land use for cassava cultivation was calculated to be 0.27-0.35 ha tEtOH(-1). The energy and water content of the material to digest, the options for digestate reuse, and the recovery of the methane produced are major considerations substantially influencing the role of anaerobic digestion within cassava cascade configurations.  
  Address [Pabon-Pereira, Claudia] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Engn & Sci, Santiago 7910000, Chile, Email: claudia.pabon@uai.cl  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Mdpi Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 2071-1050 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000482261800212 Approved no  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 1050  
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