Journal Article


Net energy analysis must not compare apples and oranges

Abstract

Energy return on investment (EROI) is a critical measure of the comparative utility of different energy carriers including fossil fuels and renewables. However it must not be used to compare carriers that cannot be put to similar end-use. Additionally, combining carriers to arrive at estimates of ‘average’ or ‘minimum’ EROIs can be problematic.



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Authors

Raugei, Marco

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment\School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

Dates

Year: 2019



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