Chapter Two

Environmental Impact Assessment of Different Renewable Energy Resources

A Recent Development

M.M. Rahman, S. Salehin, S.S.U. Ahmed, and A.K.M. Sadrul Islam     Islamic University of Technology, Gazipur, Bangladesh

Abstract

For a sustainable development of human civilization, a secure and sufficient energy supply is very crucial. Global energy demand is expected to grow substantially, which will lead to increased production of energy from various sources. Conventional energy sources (e.g., oil, coal, and natural gas) drive economic progress, but utilization of these sources produces significant amounts of greenhouse gases that are responsible for global warming and ozone layer depletion. Policy regulations, such as California's low carbon ...

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