This paper takes a critical look at net energy analysis beginning with a summary of its major assumptions and objectives and an examination of the important theoretical and methodological difficulties encountered in this new discipline. An economic, rationale is developed for placing a positive value- on environmental services provided man by nature even when the supply of these services exceeds demand. The author concludes that the value weights developed by net energy analysis contain little information of use to decision makers and that the vitally needed insights of environmentalists, ecologists, energy analysts, and others can and should be integrated into traditional economic analysis.
Huetter, David A., "Net Energy Analysis Theoretical and Methodological Considerations" (1976). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 155, pp. 437-444.
3rd Annual UMR-MEC Conference on Energy (1976: Oct. 12-14, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
Energy Analysis and Policy
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13 Oct 1976