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Energy Sprawl or Energy Efficiency: Climate Policy Impacts on Natural Habitat for the United States of America

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Land-use intensity for energy production/conservation techniques.

Value shown is for 2030, as measured in km2 of impacted area in 2030 per terawatt-hour produced/conserved in that year. Error bars show the most-compact and least-compact estimates of plausible current and future levels of land-use intensity. Numbers provided are the midpoint between the high and low estimates for different techniques. For liquid fuels, energy loss from internal combustion engines is not included in this calculation.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0006802.g003