The Timing of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Bioenergy Systems: Using Financial Type Indicators and Terminology to Discuss Emission Profiles from Bioenergy

N. Bird, A. Cowie, A.H. Strømman & D. Frieden
Bioenergy systems in the long-term reduce greenhouse gas emissions when compared to fossil energy systems. This is one of the reasons that there is such interest currently in bioenergy. However, as has been pointed out by many authors, in the short-term the introduction of a bioenergy system can cause more emissions that its comparable fossil energy system and that these emissions are recovered over time by the bioenergy system. The combined profiles typically display an...