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Energy, sustainability and development

Jennings, P. (2002) Energy, sustainability and development. In: International Workshop on Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems (CASE), 18 - 19 September, Toronto, ON; Canada pp. 353-364.



The role of energy supply and use in relation to sustainability and development are discussed. The criteria for sustainability and the conditions necessary to create a sustainable energy industry are reviewed. The barriers to sustainability and methods of overcoming them are discussed. A range of technical, regulatory, economic and social measures can form part of a strategy for the development of a sustainable energy industry. The crucial roles of education and community development in achieving sustainability are addressed. Some examples of sustainable energy solutions and references to sources of further information are provided.

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