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Publication date: 1 October 2005

Linas Kliucininkas, Ina Zieniute and Jolita Mockuviene

To analyze the structural changes in electrical energy production sector caused by rapidly growing economy and Lithuania's international environmental commitments to the…

Abstract

Purpose

To analyze the structural changes in electrical energy production sector caused by rapidly growing economy and Lithuania's international environmental commitments to the EU and international organizations.

Design/methodology/approach

The case study estimates the environmental‐financial aspects of cogeneration system to be implemented at the boiler house. After quantitative estimation of the electric energy demands the financial comparison of long and mid‐term environmental measures is presented.

Findings

The study responds to European strategy towards doubling the amount of cogenerated electrical power and provides financial‐environmental estimates of cogeneration installations.

Research limitations/implications

Installation and maintenance of co‐generation system requires high investments, however, in a long‐term perspective it would result in a substantial environmental and financial effect.

Practical implications

The proposed scheme could be adjusted to the local conditions of the individual country as one of energy production options to bring about a sustainable energy future.

Originality/value

The analyzed quantitative assessment of national cogenerated energy potential serves as a tool for implementation of sustainable energy production in practice.

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Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, vol. 16 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7835

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Publication date: 27 September 2011

Remigijus Ciegis, Linas Kliucininkas and Jolita Ramanauskiene

The purpose of this paper is to present a methodological framework and practical application of the sustainable development assessment in Lithuania.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present a methodological framework and practical application of the sustainable development assessment in Lithuania.

Design/methodology/approach

The assessment was performed by deriving composite economic, social and environmental indexes and combining them into the integrated sustainable development index. Each composite index aggregates number of selected indicators, which were essential for the assessment of the country's development during the last decade. Having in mind that sustainable development is the development in consistency, the authors have used equal weights for calculation of economic, social and environmental indexes.

Findings

The composite indexes indicate rapid economical growth and environmental state; however, social development was comparatively slow. The economical decline in 2008 has influenced also environmental and social development and revealed new trends of sustainable development in Lithuania. The analysis results demonstrate that goals brought forward in the Strategy for Sustainable Development of Lithuania were not achieved.

Originality/value

The paper provides a methodology of integrated sustainable development index and its application for the Lithuanian case. The greatest advantage of a proposed calculation methodology is its flexibility, because it can be applied for any period of sustainable development evaluation, with a possibility to select a desired number of sustainability aspects that reflect an evolution of a country the best.

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Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, vol. 22 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7835

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Publication date: 1 September 2001

Linas Kliucininkas

Presents the intermediate results from the national discussion “Universities for Sustainable Development”, which is going on in the frame of Educational Sector of AGENDA…

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Presents the intermediate results from the national discussion “Universities for Sustainable Development”, which is going on in the frame of Educational Sector of AGENDA 21 for the Baltic Sea Region in Lithuania. The assessment of the current situation and development of the guidelines for the regional action plan were considered as the main goals of the working group. National working groups have carried out informal discussions and elaborated questionnaires for universities and colleges. The outcomes from the discussions and statistical results of inquests are presented.

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International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-6370

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