Social and Ethical Evaluation of Energy from Biomass

C. Duernberger, B. Formowitz, H. Grimm, A. Uhl & M. Zichy
A divisive debate about energy from biomass has been stimulated by different sides. It is of high importance to analyse whether the production of biomass for energy can be ethically sound and live up to sustainability criteria. In the first step of the interdisciplinary project, an Ethical Delphi was carried out. An interdisciplinary body of experts, including natural scientists, representatives of the humanities, decision­makers, and agricultural practitioners, were invited to answer three stepwise questionnaires with...