backstop resource

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14:55 Feb 28, 2011
English to Indonesian translations [PRO]
Science - Environment & Ecology
Additional field(s): Science (general)
English term or phrase: backstop resource
Definition from AmosWEB:
A sustainable, renewable natural resource that is used in place of, and as a substitute for, finite, exhaustible natural resources that have been exhausted. A sustainable resource is one in which the amount used today cannot reduce the amount available tomorrow.The best example is solar energy. No matter how much solar energy we use today, the same amount reaches the planet every day in the future. A backstop resource is then a sustainable resource, like solar energy, that society uses after finite resources, like fossil fuels, have been exhausted. In fact, solar energy is often considered THE backstop energy resource. It represents THE "safety net" that's available when fossil fuels are depleted.

Example sentence(s):
  • The backstop resource is on the flat part of its exploitation curve, so that the price of the resource is blocked and production ceases. mpch mainz
  • The optimal price will “deplete the resource at a rate which smoothly permits the transition from the existing resource to a backstop resource” To Ere is human
  • A backstop resource is one that is available in essentially unlimited quantities - for example, energy produced from fusion, fresh water derived from seawater, and optical fibers made from common sand. Toward a new Iron Age?
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5sumber daya penyokong
Rosmeilan Siagian


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sumber daya penyokong

Definition from Encarta:
Sumber daya alam berkelanjutan yang berfungsi sebagai pengganti sumber daya alam terbatas

Example sentence(s):
  • Harga optimum akan "menghabiskan sumber daya pada tingkat yang akan memungkinkan perpindahan dari sumber daya yang ada ke sumber daya penyokong" - Wordpress  

Teori sumber daya penyokong menyatakan bahwa ketika terjadi kenaikan harga sumber daya terbatas yang biasa digunakan, sumber daya alternatif akan menjadi lebih murah, sehingga sumber daya alternatif tersebut menjadi pilihan yang layak secara ekonomi.
Rosmeilan Siagian
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Native speaker of: Indonesian
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