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  • n. wood grown or felled for use as commercial fuel


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  • Noncommercial Fuels: Traditional fuels, such as fuelwood and dried cow dung, which are collected and used by energy consumers directly, without involving market transactions (exchange for money) or energy conversions to processed fuels.

    Energy transitions

  • The accessibility brings with it associated degradation threats such as fuelwood collection and heavy use by people and pack animals.

    Western Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows

  • For these needs, most people depend on biomass sources such as fuelwood, crop residues, and animal dung.

    Chapter 8

  • The group nominated approximately 170 species of trees and shrubs with the potential to grow in a range of environments and for uses such as fuelwood, poles, shelter and fodder.

    Australian Trees and Shrubs: Species for Land Rehabilitation and Farm

  • The trees provide a variety of products and services, such as fuelwood, poles and timber, fodder and protein supplements for livestock, and shade.

    Chapter 6

  • In some developing countries, development of biogas programmes has lacked urgency because of readily available and inexpensive traditional fuels such as fuelwood and residues.

    Chapter 8

  • Within a particular agroecosystem, farmer involvement in tree growing appears to be largely related to changes in the availability and employment of land, labour and capital, and to the progressive commoditisation of tree products such as fuelwood and poles.

    1. Tree products in agroecosystems: economic and policy issues.

  • The fundamental problem may, of course, be that market forces are and will always be inadequate to motivate the community towards a collective benefit such as fuelwood conservation.

    3.1) Making the most of the market

  • The increased crop productivity could then be used to sustain future population growth, with fuels increasingly produced from nonfood sources such as fuelwood plantations on soils unsuitable for staple crops, or multipurpose trees grown in agroforestry systems.

    Chapter 4

  • Here's a more specific example: according to the report, the extractable value of Cameroon's tropical forests, on the order of $700 per hectare per year (for timber, fuelwood and non-timber products), is less than the forests 'climate and flood benefits, which add up to about $900-$2,300 per hectare per year.

    Bill Chameides: The Invi$ibility of Nature: Green on Green


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