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Title: New energy sources - the hope
Other Titles: Essays on environmental leadership
Authors: Miles, Jonathan J.
Farrugia, Robert N.
Yousif, Charles
Keywords: Renewable energy sources
Fossil fuels -- Environmental aspects
Fossil fuels -- Economic aspects
Sustainable development
Photovoltaic power systems
Wind power
Solar thermal energy
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Virginia Military Institute
Citation: Miles, J. J., Farrugia, R. N., & Yousif, C. (2004). New energy sources - the hope. In R. A. Erchul, M. R. D. Maisano & H. Francis Bush (Eds.), Essays on environmental leadership (pp. 225-244). Lexington: Virginia Military Institute.
Abstract: The notion that fossil fuel supplies are virtually inexhaustible, and that the environmental impacts caused by combustion are inconsequential and speedily remediated by nature, is being replaced progreSSively with the more pragmatic and inevitable deduction: the longterm prospects are predicting diminishing rates of discovery of petroleum reserves, fluctuating oil prices, and unpredictable security of supply. The mechanisms our atmosphere employs to cleanse itself from the assault of smokestacks, exhaust pipes, and even non-anthropogenic emissions is overwrought. And those who set policy in the developed world, where the lion's share of fossil fuels are consumed, must balance the burden of modern lifestyles with the need for sustainable development.
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