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Meeting Future Energy Needs in the Hindu Kush Himalaya


Dhakal, S and Srivastava, L and Sharma, B and Palit, D and Mainali, B and Nepal, R and Purohit, P and Goswami, A and Malikyar, GM and Wakhley, KB, Meeting Future Energy Needs in the Hindu Kush Himalaya, The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment: Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People, Springer, P Wester, A Mishra, A Mukherji and A Shrestha (ed), Cham, pp. 167-207. ISBN 978-3-319-92287-4 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]


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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-92288-1_6


As mentioned in earlier chapters, the HKH regions form the entirety of some countries, a major part of other countries, and a small percentage of yet others. Because of this, when we speak about meeting the energy needs of the HKH region we need to be clear that we are not necessarily talking about the countries that host the HKH, but the clearly delineated mountainous regions that form the HKH within these countries. It then immediately becomes clear that energy provisioning has to be done in a mountain context characterized by low densities of population, low incomes, dispersed populations, grossly underdeveloped markets, low capabilities, and poor economies of scale. In other words, the energy policies and strategies for the HKH region have to be specific to these mountain contexts.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:energy consumption, enviornment, biomass
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Environment and resource economics
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS Author:Nepal, R (Dr Rabindra Nepal)
ID Code:130127
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2019-01-11
Last Modified:2020-08-05
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