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Title :【《UH・UR合同シシポジウム》報告】Sustainable Energy as a Means of Promoting Self-reliance for Small Islands : A Comparative Study of Okinawa and Hawai'i
Authors :Nguyen, David
Issue Date :29-Mar-2013
Abstract :Small islands are often faced with many developmental challenges that are unique due to their insularity and size. Small markets, limited natural resources, high transportation costs, and the fragmented nature of archipelagic geographies create numerous difficulties in the development and distribution of energy. As the costs of fossil fuels continue to rise, the economic base of islands that are fossil-fuel dependent continue to erode. However, there is great incentive to pursue alternative and renewable sources of energy. This study provides a comparative analysis on the progress of two island areas, Okinawa and Hawaii, in implementing alternative and renewable energy development as a means to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, promote energy independence, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Okinawa Prefecture in Japan and the State of Hawaii are chosen for this analysis because of their individual efforts in promoting sustainable energy development and because of the Okinawa-Hawaii Energy Partnership. The study will examine policies and development in terms of new energy production technologies, energy efficient buildings, and transportation technologies.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :2186-7933
Publisher :琉球大学国際沖縄研究所
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/30134
Citation :国際琉球沖縄論集 = International Review of Ryukyuan and Okinawan Studies no.2 p.139 -162
Appears in Collections:No.2 (2013/3)

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