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Impacts of unconventional gas development on rural community decline

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Thomas G. Measham and David A. Fleming
  • Publisher: CSIRO
  • ISBN: 978-1-4863-0212-3
  • Country: Australia

In this paper we look at the impacts of a new industry, namely unconventional gas, on rural decline. Rural decline is defined as comprising loss of rural youth, reduced human capital and increasing rural poverty. Since the start of the current century, the unconventional gas industry has been expanding around the world, often in close proximity t ....

Management of Renewable Energy and Regional Development: European Experiences and Steps Forward

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Zamfir, Andreea Ileana
  • Journal Name: Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management
  • Journal Number: Vol.6, No.3
  • Publisher: Research Centre in Public Administration & Public Services
  • Published Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Country: Europe

The issues of the renewable energy and regional development have become major priorities for public policy makers across the globe. Therefore, this study explores some European experiences and steps forward in the field of the management of renewable energy and regional development. Firstly, an overview of renewable energy issues in Eur ....

Missing the Connection: How SRLU policy fragments landscapes and communities in NSW

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Meg Sherval, Nicole Graham
  • Journal Name: Alternative Law Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 38, Issue 3
  • Publisher: Legal Service Bulletin Co-operative Ltd
  • Published Location: Clayton, Vic
  • ISBN: 1037-969X
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

 In late 2010, the Environmental Defenders Office (‘EDO’) released a report on the state of planning law in NSW. It suggested that detailed analysis ‘revealed a failure of the current system to balance social and environmental considerations against the Government’s desired economic and statistical outcomes' (1). In 2012, responding ....

Northern Rivers Regional Profile 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Northern Rivers
  • Published Location: Lismore, NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Northern Rivers Regional Profile 2013 supports the Northern Rivers Regional Plan 2013-2016. It presents a myriad data on our population, income, employment, housing, health, transport, business and industry, the regional economy, energy, infrastructure, the environment and our natural and cultural heritage. Many of the tables and charts compa ....

Peak oil and significant change for rural Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Coventry, Donald H
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 20, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

The peaking of world oil supply will have significant economic and social impacts for rural Australia. This paper looks at the peaking of world supply, the role of energy in our global industrial society and its use in agriculture. It further looks at replacement fuels and how we will be unable to sufficiently replace conventional  ....

Peel region environmental measures study: Measuring trends in environmental condition in the Peel region

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Ironbark Environmental
  • Publisher: RDA PEEL, Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

RDA Peel commission Ironbark Environmental in October 2012 to identify measures of environmental sustainability for the Peel region. Measures of environmental condition will enable RDA Peel and government and community groups to track change in key aspects of the Peel region's natural environment. Ultimately, the measures can help gauge whether t ....

Perennial vegetation, human adaptation, and resilience in the U.S. Corn Belt socialecological system

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Atwell, Ryan Cardiff
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Iowa State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Iowa
  • ISBN: 9780549996637
  • Country: United States

Emerging biofuel markets in the U.S. Corn Belt are leading to increased production of rowcrops and removal of land from conservation programs. This comes at a time when regional research highlights the importance of perennial cover on key areas of the landscape to promote the continued delivery of societal goods and ecosystem services f ....

Pilbara State of the Environment Report 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Shire of Ashburton, Town of Port Hedland, Shire of Roebourne, Australian Government RDA Pilbara
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Pilbara State of the Environment Report addresses environmental issues impacting on the Pilbara region through applying the same methodology as the Australian State of the Environment Report 2011 ensuring rigor in the approach to research, consultation, the identification of key pressures, issues and indicators, and the development of a frame ....

RDA Riverina Regional Plan 2013-2016

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Riverina
  • Published Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW

The RDA Riverina Regional Plan is a road map for the future development of the Riverina region. Through discussions and consultations with various stakeholders across the region and the review of existing planning documents a footprint for action has been developed. The key emerging priorities and issues are:  Infrastructure development- ....

Residents' Perceptions of Community and Environmental Impacts from Development of Natural Gas in the Marcellus Shale: A Comparison of Pennsylvania and New York Cases

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Brasier, Kathryn J; Filteau, Matthew R; McLaughlin, Diane K; Jacquet, Jeffrey; Stedman, Richard C; Kelsey, Timothy W; Goetz, Stephan J
  • Journal Name: Journal of Rural Social Sciences
  • Journal Number: Vol.26, No.1
  • Publisher: Southern Rural Sociology Association
  • Published Location: Bowling Green, United States
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Pennsylvania, New York

Communities experiencing rapid growth due to energy development ('boomtowns') have reported positive and negative impacts on community and individual well-being. The perceptions of impacts vary according to stage of energy development as well as experience with extractive industries. Development of the Marcellus Shale provides an opport ....

Resilience, community, and perceptions of Marcellus Shale development in the Pennsylvania wilds

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Weigle, Jason L.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The Pennsylvania State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Pennsylvania
  • ISBN: 9781124487946
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Pennsylvania

Unconventional natural gas development in deep shale formations forms a major, promising option for energy development. The Marcellus Shale in the northeastern United States is one of the most promising shale natural gas fields in the world with potential to provide energy resources for the nation and needed income for many rural communities. How ....

Resources and Energy Quarterly

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics
  • Country: Australia

Values of resources and commodities and current information of interest. This resource provides a wealth of publications on regional issues, including specific reports relating to energy and resources in Regional Australia. As a collection, these publications provide valuable information on regional industry. Report Locationhttp://www.bree. ....

Spatial patterns and determinants of industrial regional growth in Mexico, 1993--2003: Implications for regional planning and public policy

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Trevino Cantu, Jesus Antonio
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The University of Texas at Arlington
  • Published Location: United States -- Texas
  • ISBN: 9780542980084
  • Country: Mexico

This research investigates industrial regional growth and its determinants in Mexico from 1993 to 2003. Strategies of local economic development, usually based on industrial promotion, require knowing main determinants of industrial regional growth. The case study shows that there is no variable with a systematically strong effect for a ....

Summary Report: Energy Futures and Vulnerability in the Grampians

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Regional Development Australia Grampians
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Contains three technical reports commissioned by the RDA Grampians Committee to consider energy use in the Grampians region. These technical reports include: Grampians Energy Infrastructure; Economic Implications of Changes in Energy for the Grampians; Social Implications of Changes in Energy for the Grampians.  Report Locationhttp://www.r ....

Sustainable Development: Coal and Energy Sector

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Khader, S A
  • Journal Name: Productivity
  • Journal Number: Vol.51, No.4
  • Publisher: MD Publications Pvt Ltd
  • Published Location: New Delhi, India
  • Country: India

Coal and power sector by structure and style of its constitution & functioning (hitherto operating in the public sector environment) had been focusing on the social productivity & inclusive growth practices since its inception. However, renewed thrusts of the government in this area had made these enterprises to devote more effo ....

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