Chapter 1

Factors Promoting Renewable Energy Applications

Abstract

Recently, global warming, pollution, and high oil prices have forced politicians, utility companies and the general public to pay more attention to renewable energy sources (RES) such as wind, photovoltaics, and biofuels. In today’s world, there are many reasons to support an enormous interest in renewable energy and to move away from conventional energy sources. The main reasons are:

 High oil prices; oil prices are rising higher and higher because demand exceeds the supply

 Impact of fossil fuel usage on the environment, which manifests itself in:

   Air pollution from transport, automobiles, and power stations has made cities hazardous to health, especially that of our ...

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