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Energy-Nonenergy Input Substitution in Western U.S. Agriculture: Some Findings

The crucial role of energy as an input in the production process has engaged the serious attention of energy planners and researchers in recent years. This was especially true after the OPEC oil embargo of 1973 and the natural gas shortages in the winter of 1976-1977. The prospect of similar energy supply disruptions and price escalations in the future has reinforced the need for adopting measures to reduce energy consumption.

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Energy Specializations: Energy Modeling – Energy Data, Modeling, and Policy Analysis

JEL Codes: Q41: Energy: Demand and Supply; Prices, Q40: Energy: General, Q16: Agricultural R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services, Q24: Renewable Resources and Conservation: Land, Q28: Renewable Resources and Conservation: Government Policy

Keywords: Energy and nonenergy input substitution, Western US agriculture, Energy intensity

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol8-No1-9

Published in Volume 8, Number 1 of the bi-monthly journal of the IAEE's Energy Economics Education Foundation.


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