Sustainable Renewable Energy Policy on Energy Indicators, Electric Power and Renewable Energy Supply Chains. A study of renewable energy policies, energy indicators and electrical power distribution
AuthorOwaka, Smart O.
Munive-Hernandez, J. Eduardo
KeywordRenewable energy supply chain
Hybrid energy system
General sustainability indicators
Electrical power distribution
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InstitutionUniversity of Bradford
DepartmentFaculty of Engineering and Informatics
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AbstractDue to the result of the sudden fossil fuels over-night price rises of 1973/1974, coupled with the depletion of the traditional energy resources, many initiatives globally have addressed the efficient use of these resources. Since then, several renewable energy sources have been introduced as alternatives to traditional resources to protect environmental resources and to improve quality of life. Globally, there are more than a quarter of the human population experiencing an energy crisis, particularly those living in the rural areas of developing countries. One typical example of this is Nigeria. This is a country with approximately 80% of her population consistently relying on combustible biomass from wood and its charcoal derivative. Nigeria has an abundant amount of both renewable and fossil fuel resources, but due to the lack of a reasonable energy policy (until recently), it has concentrated on traditional fossil fuels alone. Renewable energy is now Globally considered as a solution for mitigating climate change and environmental pollution. To assess the sustainability of renewable energy systems, the use of sustainability indicators is often necessary. These indicators are not only able to evaluate all the sustainability criteria of the renewable energy sources,1 but also can provide numerical results of sustainability assessment for different objective systems.
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