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Sustainable-energy managment practices in an energy economy
Author(s): K. Darkwa
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Paper Abstract

The economic survival of any nation depends upon its ability to produce and manage sufficient supplies of low-cost safe energy. The world's consumption of fossil fuel resources currently increasing at 3% per annum is found to be unsustainable. Projections of this trend show that mankind will exhaust all known reserves in the second half of the coming century. Governments, industrialists, commercial organizations, public sector departments and the general public have now become aware of the urgent requirements for the efficient management of resources and energy-consuming activities. Most organizations in the materials, manufacturing and retail sectors and in the service industries have also created energy management departments, or have employed consultants, to monitor energy consumption and to reduce wastage. Conversely, any sustained attempt to reduce rates of energy consumption even by as little as 0.1% per annum ensures relatively an eternal future supply as well as reduction on environmental and ecological effect. Thus, there is no long- term solution to energy flow problem other than systematic and effective energy management and the continuous application of the techniques of energy management. Essential energy management strategies in support of a sustainable energy- economy are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4566, Internet-based Enterprise Integration and Management, (1 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.443140
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K. Darkwa, Nottingham Trent Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4566:
Internet-based Enterprise Integration and Management
Angappa Gunasekaran; Yahaya Y. Yusuf, Editor(s)

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