Symposium Essay: The Energy-Land Use Nexus
University of Kansas School of Law Working Paper No. 2011‐08
13 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2011 Last revised: 25 Mar 2015
Date Written: November 1, 2011
This Symposium Essay explores the contours of the 'energy-land use nexus' – the rich set of interrelationships between land use and energy production and consumption. This underexplored nexus encapsulates barriers and opportunities as the trajectory of U.S. energy policy tilts away from fossil fuels. The Essay argues that the energy-land use nexus provides a useful frame for approaching policy to minimize points of conflict between energy goals on the one hand and land conservation on the other.
Keywords: energy, land use, renewable, fossil fuel, transportation, sprawl, power plant, distributed generation
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