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Towards a Cleaner Planet

Energy for the Future

  • Jaime Klapp
  • Jorge L. Cervantes-Cota
  • José Federico Chávez Alcalá
  • Covers the present status of traditional and alternative energy sources like fossil fuels,

  • nuclear, hydraulic, eolic, solar, and hydrogen cells


Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Alternative Energy Resources

    1. Roberto Best-Brown
      Pages 267-280
    2. Antonio Jimenez Gonzalez, Aaron Sanchez-Juarez, Arturo Fernandez, Xavier Mathew, P J Sebastian
      Pages 281-303
    3. Camilo A Arancibia-Bulnes, Antonio E Jiménez, Oscar A Jaramillo, Claudio A Estrada
      Pages 305-323
    4. Stanley E. Manahan, Manuel Enríquez-Poy, Luisa Tan Molina, Carmen Durán-de-Bazúa
      Pages 365-387
    5. Suilma Marisela Fernández-Valverde
      Pages 389-404
    6. Julio E Herrera-Velázquez
      Pages 405-419

About this book


The world has entered a period of significant changes regarding the future of energy generation, mainly caused by the apparent exhaustion of hyd- carbons in the near future, and the Greenhouse gases (GHG) effect of alt- ing the climate worldwide. Mexico, as a developing country, and as the eleventh-most populated nation with the thirteenth-largest territory, and as the owner of important oil production resources, is a good example of a State needing to improve and increase its energy generation. A concerted action amongst the e- nomic sectors involved – both governmental and industrial – could dras- cally improve the present situation regarding the development of its alt- native energy resources. The main motivation for organizing the German-Mexican Symposium 2006 Energy for the future: towards a cleaner planet, was to get a global perspective for changing the present energy-mix in Mexico, currently based on fossil fuels, towards cleaner energy resources. To achieve this, a wide range of relevant topics must be analysed, such as the state of the art of each energy type, their potential use and benefits, social, economic, - litical and environmental aspects, and their inclusion as a real alternative to energy generation programs. It will take time for every country to reduce its dependence on hydrocarbons and to increase its alternative energies share.


Nuclear Energy biomass development energy energy efficiency geothermal energy hydrogen modeling nuclear plants production safety solar energy solar radiation wind mineral resources

Editors and affiliations

  • Jaime Klapp
    • 1
  • Jorge L. Cervantes-Cota
    • 1
  • José Federico Chávez Alcalá
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de FísicaInstituto Nacional de Investigaciones NuclearesLa Marquesa, Ocoyoacac, EdomexMéxico
  2. 2.Laboratorio de MetalurgiaEsiqie- Instituto Politécnico NacionalMéxico, D.F.

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