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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 04)
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Energy Sustainability: A Key Toto Addressing Environmental, Economic and Societal Challenges

Marc A. Rosen and Yousef Nazzal
Corresponding Author:  Marc A. Rosen 

Key words:  Economics, efficiency, energy sustainability, environment, exergy, life cycle analysis, red-Mediterranean-dead seas canal, sustainability
Vol. 5 , (04): 181-188
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September 11, 2012 October 09, 2012 April 20, 2013
Abstract:

Sustainability is a critically important goal for human activity and development, particularly in the area of energy. Energy resources are critical for economic development and living standards, but their use causes significant environmental impacts. Given the pervasiveness of energy use, energy sustainability is a key to addressing environmental, economic and societal challenges. To achieve energy sustainability, many factors that need to be including harnessing sustainable energy sources, utilizing sustainable energy carriers, increasing efficiency, reducing environmental impact and improving socioeconomic acceptability (e.g., community involvement, affordability, equity and land use). To demonstrate the factors and their importance to energy sustainability, the Red-Mediterranean-Dead Seas Canal Project is considered as a case study. Conclusions are provided related both to steps for energy sustainability.
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Marc A. Rosen and Yousef Nazzal, 2013. Energy Sustainability: A Key Toto Addressing Environmental, Economic and Societal Challenges.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 5(04): 181-188.
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