This paper describes an ecological approach to the assessment of environmental impact and associated costs of all major phases of energy procurement. The approach is based on identification of services performed and benefits offered by natural and man-modified ecosystems and requires that energy procurement activities be analyzed in terms of their impact on these services and benefits. A thorough cost assessment (including quantitative and qualitative factors) of alternate energy plans will aid both the selection of the most desirable alternate and the reduction of unforeseen costs and problems during and after construction .
Alderfer, Ronald G., "Assessing Environmental Costs of Energy Procurement" (1977). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 264, pp. 19-84.
4th Annual UMR-DNR Conference on Energy (1977: Oct. 11-13, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
Environmental Aspects Of Energy
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13 Oct 1977