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Une analyse comparative de l'impact sur l'emploi d'une installation de chauffage au bois

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Author(s): Schenkel Y. | Temmerman M. | Marchal D. | Schaar C.

Journal: Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement
ISSN 1370-6233

Volume: 9;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 53;
Date: 2005;
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Keywords: Wood energy | wood-based heating plants | employment | Belgium

ABSTRACT
A comparative analysis of the impact on employment of a wood-based heating system. The wood-energy potential is important in Wallonia (Belgium). Utilization of fuel wood in heating plants decreases the greenhouse gases emissions, but, more importantly, leads to jobs creation – direct jobs linked to the operation of a heating plant, indirect jobs linked to the implementation of a plant. An evaluation of direct jobs created by a 585 kW wood heating plant has been conducted on the basis of a wood supply with logging residues and short rotation coppices and has been compared to direct jobs created by a fuel oil heating system. Economic secondary effects of new jobs (net employment) created by fuel wood supply chains are assessed.
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