Social, Economic and Environmental Impacts of the Wood Biomass Use in Cyprus Households

A. Charalambous, H. Kordatos, T.D. Tsoutsos, S. Tournaki, A.G. Charalambides & O. Nisiforou
In many island communities of Europe, wood biomass is considered one of the most important sources of energy for heating and cooking, especially for the mountainous and rural ones. The aim of this paper is to determine comprehensively the wood biomass quantities consumed in the mountain areas of Cyprus; additionally the origin of biomass, the implications of the uncontrolled use and overexploitation of wood biomass as well as the evaluation of the social and economic...