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Energy Sustainability: A Pragmatic Approach and Illustrations

Abstract

Many factors to be appropriately addressed in moving towards energy sustainability are examined. These include harnessing sustainable energy sources, utilizing sustainable energy carriers, increasing efficiency, reducing environmental impact and improving socioeconomic acceptability. The latter factor includes community involvement and social acceptability, economic affordability and equity, lifestyles, land use and aesthetics. Numerous illustrations demonstrate measures consistent with the approach put forward, and options for energy sustainability and the broader objective of sustainability. Energy sustainability is of great importance to overall sustainability given the pervasiveness of energy use, its importance in economic development and living standards, and its impact on the environment.

Funding source: Financial support was provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and is gratefully acknowledged.
Related subjects: Policy & Socio-Economics
Countries: Canada
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2009-03-30
2024-05-22
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