Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development by Susan Buckingham (auth.), Mohammad Aslam Uqaili, Khanji

By Susan Buckingham (auth.), Mohammad Aslam Uqaili, Khanji Harijan (eds.)

New details and methods for dealing with the strength challenge from the viewpoint of turning out to be economies are awarded. a variety of case stories illustrate the actual demanding situations that constructing nations, lots of that are confronted with inadequate assets, come upon. consequently, many specific techniques to the issues of power administration an conservation, environmental engineering, fresh applied sciences, organic and chemical waste remedy and waste administration were developed.

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Demand management is a very effective way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions [1, 2]. Concern about environmental problems has risen sharply over the past couple of decades and international action is now underway to address the causes. Fundamental social and technological changes are required to tackle these problems. Conventional energy education has generally failed to provide basic understanding about issues relevant to energy supply, its use, and energy–environment interaction. Most energy professionals have been trained in either the technical or economic aspects of conventional energy conversion and until recently, the technical aspects of energy efficiency and renewable energy technology (RET) have been largely ignored.

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Another example is when the availability of commercial fuels – for example, kerosene – in developing countries increases the share of a household’s income spent on energy (SOC2). This may not indicate a negative development from a social perspective, since the collection of noncommercial fuelwood often involves significant losses of productive time and the burning of the wood often has important health consequences. Other indicators are not designed to distinguish between “good” and “bad,” but rather describe and give an indication of an aspect of energy use.

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