A critical review of the consideration of energy alternatives in environmental impact assessment (EIA) / B. Kriel

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dc.contributor.author Kriel, Barend Jacobus en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-19T13:33:04Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-19T13:33:04Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/4376
dc.description Thesis (M. Environmental Science)--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2010.
dc.description.abstract Climate change, as well as the recent energy crisis in South Africa, has placed renewed emphasis on the need to consider alternative energy options for future developments. EIA can and should play an important role in ensuring that energy alternatives are considered in developmental decision making. The need to consider energy alternatives has already been highlighted as EIA good practice in various guidelines, as well as being explicitly required in relevant application forms. The purpose of this research was twofold. Firstly, to determine the extent to which energy alternatives were considered in EIAs for Metropolitan developments. Secondly, to identify the barriers towards improving the uptake and consideration of energy alternatives by environmental assessment practitioners, environmental authorities and developers. The results show that the consideration of energy alternatives is almost non-existent with very few cases of best practice. The barriers towards introduction of energy alternatives seem to be related to a lack of information and knowledge, institutional resistance to change, as well as general expediency. en_US
dc.publisher North-West University
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.subject Energy crisis en_US
dc.subject Energy alternatives en_US
dc.subject Barriers en_US
dc.subject Klimaatsverandering en_US
dc.subject Energiekrisis en_US
dc.subject Energie-alternatiewe en_US
dc.subject Struikelblokke en_US
dc.title A critical review of the consideration of energy alternatives in environmental impact assessment (EIA) / B. Kriel en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.thesistype Masters en_US

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