Relative features of primary energy sources in view

1 January 2000

Relative features of primary energy sources in view of key factors related to decision-makingF = Energy source in favourable positionM = Energy source in medium/neutral positionD = Energy source in unfavourable position
Factors important for decision-making Combustion-based
Coal Oil Gas Biomass Nuclear Hydro Wind Solar
Energy accessibility (related to the direct costs of energy) F M M M F F D D
Energy availability (related to the security/reliability dimension) F M M M F F D D
Energy acceptability (environmental externalities) D D M F F F F F



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