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Energy: Green or Otherwise

  • N. F. Gray

Abstract

Energy demand is expected to rise by 30 % globally by 2040, so how will this extra energy be generated and what effect will this have on greenhouse gas emissions? In this chapter we discuss energy use and the future of specific energy sources, including how energy consumption can be minimized.

Keywords

Renewable Energy Wind Turbine Wind Farm Energy Usage Energy Information Administration 
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References and Further Reading

  1. BP. (2014). BP statistical review of world energy June 2014. London, England: BP plc. Retrieved from http://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/pdf/Energy-economics/statistical-review-2014/BP-statistical-review-of-world-energy-2014-full-report.pdf
  2. EIA. (2014). Annual energy outlook 2014 with projections to 2040. Report: DOE/EIA-0383(2014). Washington, DC: US Energy Information Administration. Retrieved from http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/aeo/pdf/0383(2014).pdf
  3. National Grid. (2011). UK future energy scenarios. Warwick, England: National Grid plc. Retrieved from http://www.nationalgrid.com/NR/rdonlyres/86C815F5-0EAD-46B5-A580-A0A516562B3E/50819/10312_1_NG_Futureenergyscenarios_WEB1.pdf
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  5. SEAI. (2013). Energy in Ireland 1990-2012: 2013 Report. Dublin, Ireland: Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. Retrieved from http://www.seai.ie/Publications/Statistics_Publications/Energy_in_Ireland/Energy_in_Ireland_1990_-_2012_Report.pdf

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. F. Gray
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for the EnvironmentTrinity College, University of DublinDublinIreland

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