Applied Energy 210 (2018) 632–642 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Applied Energy journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/apenergy Identifying critical supply chains and ﬁnal products: An input-output approach to exploring the energy-water-food nexus Anne Owen , Kate Scott, John Barrett Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK HIGHLIGHTS Global supply chains demonstrate complicated energy-water-food relationships. Multiregional input-output analysis maps global connectivity and resource use. Use structural path analysis to identify supply chains with high EWF resource use. Identify policy intervention points and the potential for UK food waste policy. ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: Recent advances in detailed multiregional input-output databases oﬀers new opportunities to use these en- Multiregional input-output databases vironmental accounting tools to explore the interrelationships between energy, water and food–the energy- Global value chains water-food nexus. This paper takes the UK as a case study and calculates energy, water and food consumption- Consumption-based accounting based accounts for 1997–2013. Policies, designed to reduce the environmental impact of consumption of pro- Structural path analysis ducts, can intervene at many stages in a product’s whole life-time from ‘cradle to gate’. We use input-output Energy-water-food nexus analysis techniques to investigate the interaction between the energy, water and
Applied Energy – Elsevier
Published: Jan 15, 2018
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