Renewable Energy and CO2: Current Status and Costs

  • Ricardo Guerrero-Lemus
  • José Manuel Martínez-Duart
Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 3)


In this chapter, it is exposed a brief description of the current use and theoretical potential of renewable and conventional energies, the evolution of the CO2 emissions and atmospheric concentration and their influence in the climate change, fuel and electricity generation costs of renewable energy technologies, the technological development status and the environmental impacts of the renewable energy technologies. Significant figures and how they have evolved in recent decades are included, and also estimation of conventional fuel reserves and leading countries in terms of renewable energy penetration.


Renewable Energy Technology Renewable Energy Resource Conventional Energy Renewable Technology Energy Information Administration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Guerrero-Lemus
    • 1
  • José Manuel Martínez-Duart
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Física BásicaUniversidad La LagunaLa LagunaSpain
  2. 2.Dept. Física AplicadaUniversidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain

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