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4. HILUCS Topic: Energy production

Last updated by Lena Hallin-Pihlatie

Question: Does it make sense to further differentiate the land use related to the different kinds of energy production practices?

Proposal: Insert additional subtypes under 2_4_4 RenewableEnergy as 2_4_4_1_WaterEnergy, 2_4_4_2_SolarEnergy, 2_4_4_3_WindEnergy 2_4_4_4_GeoThermalEnergy and 2_4_4_5_TidalWaveEnergy. Further, add a new type of energy production 2_4_5_WasteCombustionEnergyProduction.

2_4_EnergyProduction

This class includes the areas used for production of (electric) energy.

2_4_1_NuclearBasedEnergyProduction

This class includes areas where nuclear power plants are operated

2_4_2_FossilFuelBasedEnergyProduction

Power plants using fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas, peat and other fossil fuels)

2_4_3_BiomassBasedEnergyProduction

Combustion power plants using biomass based fuels (wood and other plant based solid and liquid fuels, biogas and other biofuels).

2_4_4_RenewableEnergy

Hydro-, solar, wind, thermal (aero, geo and hydro), tidal, wave etc. energy and other renewable energy (except biomass energy, which is covered by the value 2_4_3_BiomassBasedEnergyProduction).

2_4_4_1_WaterEnergy [EAGLE proposal]

(EAGLE proposal, not yet in HILUCS)

2_4_4_2_SolarEnergy [EAGLE proposal]

(EAGLE proposal, not yet in HILUCS)

2_4_4_3_WindEnergy [EAGLE proposal]

(EAGLE proposal, not yet in HILUCS)

2_4_4_4_GeoThermalEnergy [EAGLE proposal]

(EAGLE proposal, not yet in HILUCS)

2_4_4_5_TidalWaveEnergy [EAGLE proposal]

(EAGLE proposal, not yet in HILUCS)

2_4_5_WasteCombustionEnergyProduction [EAGLE proposal]

This class includes areas where energy is produced by burning waste.
(EAGLE proposal, not yet in HILUCS)

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