Can fuel-based energy production meet the challenge of fighting global warming: A chance for biomass and cogeneration?

Kai Sipilä, Allan Johansson, Kari Saviharju

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In long-term energy strategies, one of the most crucial challenges will be fighting global warming. This requires considerable structural changes in energy production. There is clear evidence that the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide causes the ‘greenhouse effect’, while opinions differ about its seriousness. However, it is the first real threat caused by mankind to his own life expectancy. Finland — as other European countries — has engaged to freeze and later also to reduce its CO2 emissions. Can energy production be based essentially on fossil fuels or are nuclear power and renewable energy sources the only energy alternatives in the future?

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7 - 12
Number of pages6
JournalBioresource Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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