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ERIC Number: EJ788512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0270-4676
The Most Economic, Socially Viable, and Environmentally Sustainable Alternative Energy
Vanderburg, Willem H.
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v28 n2 p98-104 2008
The strengths and weaknesses of current energy planning can be attributed to the limited economic, social, and environmental contexts taken into account as a result of the current intellectual and professional division of labor. A preventive approach is developed by which the ratio of desired to undesired effects can be substantially improved. It takes into account supply-and demand-side options, renewable and nonrenewable sources, and net energy availability. Alternative energy must be considered within such a strategy, which carefully examines its effects on society and the biosphere. Intellectual barriers are identified, and ways of overcoming them are suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: N/A
Language: English
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