Part 1reviews the way in which mankind's use of energy impacts on the environment. It looks at the way in which energy use has grown dramatically since the industrial revolution and at some of the key environmental problems that have emerged. It also introduces the idea of sustainable development as an alternative approach and sets out some basic environmental criteria for sustainable energy technologies.
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Book title: Energy, Society & Environment:Technology for a Sustainable Future.
Contributors: David Elliott - Author.
Place of publication: London.
Publication year: 2003.
Page number: 1.
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