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Renewable energy in the food, energy, water Nexus of the Bahamas / by Ross John Beatty

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Subject: Renewable energy sources > Developing island countries.
Renewable energy sources > Bahamas.
Power resources > Developing island countries.
Power resources > Bahamas.
Technological innovations > Environmental aspects > Developing island countries.
Technological innovations > Environmental aspects > Bahamas.
Food supply > Developing island countries.
Food supply > Bahamas.
Food security > Developing island countries.
Food security > Bahamas.
Water supply > Developing island countries.
Water supply > Bahamas.

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  • Physical Description: xiii, 168 leaves : illustrations ; 28 cm.
  • Publisher: Charlottetown, P.E.I. : University of Prince Edward Island, 2015.

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General Note: "A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Arts, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Island Studies."--t.p.
Dissertation Note: Thesis M.A. University of Prince Edward Island 2015.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 157-168).
Abstract: As the global population increases, so does global demand for energy, water and food expand. Meeting this continual spike of demand presents a tremendous challenge to Small Island States, given competing needs for limited resources amid heightened climate change. In order to overcome the increasing constraints that Small Island States encounter, serious consideration must be given with respect to how Small Island States produce and consume energy, produce water and provide food to their citizens. This critical tri-partied interaction is known as the Nexus. The interlinkage between the water, energy and food supply systems is a major consideration in countries’ sustainable development strategies. Rapid economic growth, expanding populations and increasing prosperity are driving up demand for energy, water and food, especially in the Small Island States in the developing countries. Advancements in renewable energy technologies provide access to cost-effective, secure and environmentally sustainable supplies of energy. Their rapid technology advancements can have substantial spill-over effects in the water and food sectors. Yet detailed knowledge on the role renewables can play in the management of the Nexus remains limited and widely dispersed, let alone aggressively practiced or not practiced in small island countries such as the Bahamas. Renewable energy technologies could address some of the trade-offs between water, energy and food, bringing substantial benefits in all three sectors. The objective of the Thesis is to explore whether Small Island States such as the Bahamas are taking full advantage of the current technology available to manage their Nexus. The Thesis primarily uses government policies and press reporting on Bahamian renewable energy projects, and how these programs influence the water, energy and food requirements for the Bahamas. The term "energy-water-food Nexus" refers to the complex interdependencies between energy, water and agriculture that vary by geography. The Nexus refers to the web of interactions that link energy, water and food in a common system, as growing food requires water, processing water requires power, and hydro-electric power generation requires water. Depleting the natural resources of islands to the point of annihilation is verifiable in island countries such as the Easter Islands. Small islands are a microcosm of the Earth. To study small island Nexus topics is an opportunity to understand the challenges experienced all over the world.
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