Identifying Critical Supply Chains and Final Products: An Input-output Approach to Exploring the Energy-Water-Food Nexus


Applied Energy
Anne Owen
Kate Scott
John Barrett
15 January 2018

The authors of this paper take the United Kingdom as a case study and calculate energy, water and food consumption-based accounts for 1997–2013. They Use Input-output analysis techniques to investigate the interaction of the energy, water and food impacts of products at different points along their supply chains, from the extraction of material and burning of energy to the point of final consumption.