Defining Energy-Based Economic Development

  • Sanya CarleyEmail author
  • Sara Lawrence


EBED is a direct extension of the energy planning and economic development disciplines. This chapter provides important foundational information to support the EBED framework and applications described in the remainder of the book. It defines EBED, describes the economic development and energy policy and planning disciplines, summarizes how these disciplines have converged, and discusses the goals inherent within EBED initiatives. This chapter also differentiates EBED from other disciplines. Distinguishing characteristics include EBED’s focus on advanced, efficient, or low-emissions energy; its pursuit of joint energy and economic development goals; ability to build on the varying scale and distributed nature of some types of low-emissions energy; its alignment of development and energy goals into one unified approach; and the active role of governance, leadership, and stakeholder engagement.


Energy Efficiency Foreign Direct Investment Energy Policy Poverty Alleviation Energy Service 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public and Environmental AffairsIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.RTI InternationalResearch Triangle ParkUSA

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