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Distributed Renewable Energies for Off-Grid Communities by Marcia Schlichting, Preben Maegaard, Nasir El Bassam

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Chapter Three

Road Map of Distributed Renewable Energy Communities

3.1 Energy and Sustainable Development

The world still continues to seek energy to satisfy its needs while giving due consideration to the social, environmental, economic and security impacts. It is now clear that current approaches to energy are unsustainable. It is the responsibility of political institutions to ensure that technologies that enable sustainable development are transferred to the end users. Scientists and individuals bear the responsibility of understanding the earth as an integrated whole and must recognize the impact of our actions on the global environment, in order to ensure sustainability and avoid disorder in the natural life cycle. Wise policy in a regional ...

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