TITLE

Quo vadis energy sustainability?

AUTHOR(S)
Sikdar, Subhas K.
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Clean Technologies & Environmental Policy;Dec2009, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p367
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the how the net greenhouse gas (GHG) emission concern has become the dominant driver for sustainability. He says that carbon dioxide emission has been the main focus in debates on energy sustainability since most of them are derived from non-renewable fossil fuels. He also discusses the status of the alternative energy sources including fossil fuels, nuclear energy, photovoltaic electricity, hydro power and geothermal.
ACCESSION #
45235394

 

Related Articles

  • General Economic Analysis about the Wind Farms Repowering in Spain. Castro-Santos, Laura; Vizoso, Almudena Filgueira; Camacho, Eugenio Mu�oz; Piegiari, Luigi // Journal of Energy & Power Engineering;Jul2012, Vol. 6 Issue 7, p1158 

    Environmental pollution and emissions from greenhouse gases caused by fossil fuel use are a threat to sustainable development. With renewable energy sources, no polluting emissions are released into the atmosphere. Therefore, using these sources on a large-scale is a key to reducing emissions...

  • Electricity and circulation fluidized bed power technology. Giglio, Robert; Wehrenberg, Justin // Mining Engineering;Jun2009, Vol. 61 Issue 6, p20 

    The article examines the role of the steam generator technology called circulating fluidized bed (CFB), made available by Foster Wheeler, in the production of electricity. It says that electricity is produced from primary energy sources like fossil fuels, nuclear and renewable energy. It...

  • Iran's energy scenarios on a 20-year vision. Chaharsooghi, S.; Rezaei, M.; Alipour, M. // International Journal of Environmental Science & Technology (IJE;Nov2015, Vol. 12 Issue 11, p3701 

    With the heightened awareness of global environmental issues of greenhouse gas emissions by fossil fuels as non-renewable energy resources, the application of renewable energies (REs) has emerged as one of the most significant policies in most of the countries throughout the world. Although Iran...

  • Influence of RES Integrated Systems on Energy Supply Improvement and Risks. Velkin, Vladimir Ivanovich; Shcheklein, Sergei Evgenevich // Problemy Ekorozwoju;2017, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p123 

    RES (renewable energy sources) plays a very important role in the context of sustainable development, as an alternative to fossil fuels and nuclear power. This paper presents the description of a RES technology cluster - an integrated system, which consists of equipment using different types of...

  • Enhanced characteristics of genetically modified switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) for high biofuel production. Hui Shen; Poovaiah, Charleson R.; Ziebell, Angela; Tschaplinski, Timothy J.; Pattathil, Sivakumar; Gjersing, Erica; Engle, Nancy L.; Katahira, Rui; Yunqiao Pu; Sykes, Robert; Fang Chen; Ragauskas, Arthur J.; Mielenz, Jonathan R.; Hahn, Michael G.; Davis, Mark; Neal Stewart Jr., C.; Dixon, Richard A. // Biotechnology for Biofuels;2013, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p1 

    Background: Lignocellulosic biomass is one of the most promising renewable and clean energy resources to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels. However, the resistance to accessibility of sugars embedded in plant cell walls (so-called recalcitrance) is a major barrier to...

  • WOOD SYNGAS AS CO-FUEL IN INDUSTRIAL FURNACES. Senegačnik, Andrej; Kuštrin, Igor; Sekavčnik, Mihael // Journal of Trends in the Development of Machinery & Associated T;2014, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p171 

    One of options to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions is the use of renewable energy sources, including wood biomass. Wood biomass is not directly usable as a fuel for most of industrial furnaces. Nevertheless biomass can replace a certain portion of the fossil fuel by means of a gasifier where...

  • IFA launch new energy saving initiative for Irish farmers.  // Irish Farmers Monthly;Nov2008, p14 

    The article reports on the initiative on renewable energy generation for farms launched Irish Farmers Association (IFA). It states that the initiative has the potential to reduce Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions and the reliance on imported fossil fuels. Moreover, the micro generation...

  • Biohydrogen Production: Strategies to Improve Process Efficiency through Microbial Routes. Chandrasekhar, Kuppam; Yong-Jik Lee; Dong-Woo Lee // International Journal of Molecular Sciences;2015, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p8266 

    The current fossil fuel-based generation of energy has led to large-scale industrial development. However, the reliance on fossil fuels leads to the significant depletion of natural resources of buried combustible geologic deposits and to negative effects on the global climate with emissions of...

  • THE IMPACT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SUBVENTION ON THE CAPTIVE CONSUMER. LUCIA, PALIU - POPA; LAVINIA, COSNEANU // Annals of 'Constantin Brancusi' University of Targu-Jiu. Economy;2016, Issue 5, p39 

    In the context of the European Union policy in the energy field on promoting the development of new and renewable energy forms, the Community legislation on the promotion of renewable sources had a significant development in the recent years. Thus, alternative fossil fuels (geothermal energy,...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics