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Clean Energy for Sustainable Development by Kalam Azad, Mohammad Rasul, Subhash Sharma

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Chapter One

Sustainable Energy Resources

Prospects and Policy

P. Moriarty1, and D. Honnery2     1Monash University, Caulfield East, VIC, Australia     2Monash University, Clayton, VIC, Australia

Abstract

Global primary energy use is presently dominated by fossil fuels. But given the environmental resource and environmental challenges facing these fuels, alternatives must be sought. This chapter looks at each energy group—fossil fuels, nuclear energy, and renewable energy (RE)—in that order. The authors argue that neither carbon sequestration nor geoengineering are feasible solutions for the climate effects of fossil fuels. Nuclear sources play only a minor role in world energy production, and official forecasts show little change in its market share. ...

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