Ecology and Economy: "Emergy" Analysis and Public Policy in Texas, PRP 78
Odum, Howard T.
Odum, Elisabeth C.
LBJ School of Public Affairs
This report, which examines and evaluates the relationships of natural and environmental resources to the Texas economy, is the product of a policy research project conducted at the LBJ School in the academic year 1985-86. The report utilizes an innovative method of measuring the value of an input on a common basis, termed "emergy", to evaluate contributions of resources and services to the gross state product. Policy alternatives for the Texas economy are recommended based upon the best utilization of available resources. Partial support for the project, including publication of the report, was provided by the Texas Department of Agriculture.