Chapter 2

Energy and Sustainable Development

Sustainable development as a theory, concept, and idea is a comprehensive framework for the development of humankind in the future, i.e., the attempt to plan future development based on past experience and predicted future needs. The concept of sustainable development implies the need for reviewing and understanding its complex and multidisciplinary, multidimensional, and heterogeneous structure, making it one of the most complex concepts of development since the creation of humankind.

Any human activity can be observed from different points of view and evaluated on several grounds. Sustainable development, however, being the starting assumption and the basic criterion for the acceptance of the idea, ...

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