Energy and eco-energy: the Romanian territory seen from the global change nexus viewpoint

Alexandru-Ionuţ Petrişor

Rezumat/Abstract. The energy – climate change – land cover and use nexus is easy to grasp from a theoretical perspective; nevertheless, field data cannot easily show the intrinsic connections due to the limitations of temporal extent. Within the nexus, the concept of primary eco-energy has an operational value, relating land cover and use to the alterations of energy flows using a causal relationship. The paper links primary eco-energy to actual energy using the national territory of Romania as a case study accounting for the appropriate spatial extent. The analysis of unconventional energy, seen from the perspective of its spatial distribution, does not provide significant results in order to elucidate the relationships, but suggest possible impact on biodiversity and has a practical relevance.

Cuvinte cheie/Key words: global change, eco-energy, kriging, unconventional energy, biodiversity

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