A Prospective Assessment on the Role of Renewable Energies in Response to the CO(2) Problem
Energy is an important factor influencing global warming and environmental problems. There are 2 options for change: nuclear energy and a more extensive use of renewable sources. A widespread use of nuclear energy involves the CO(2) problem and human risk factors. On a long term time scale, the other nuclear alternative, fusion, may become a commercial reality, hopefully based on safer fuels and on technically less complex concepts than at present. The size of the problem requires that one looks carefully at the remaining option (ie a combination of various renewable sources: biomass, wind, photovoltaics, solar thermal and maybe geothermal energy. The present report tries to bring together information from any sources concerning the role renewables can and should play in a new energy structure.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16334 EN (1995) 127pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199512192 / Last updated on: 1996-01-26
Original language: en
Available languages: en