Energy and Sustainable Development

  • Subhes C. BhattacharyyaEmail author


This chapter introduces the basic tenets of sustainable development and presents the global initiatives towards creating a better world for all. It then discusses how energy contributes to unsustainable practices by focusing on energy trilemma and highlights the options available to create a sustainable energy sector that is aligned with the sustainable development agenda.


GDP growth Planetary boundaries Ecological threat Social challenges Sustainable development 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Energy and Sustainable DevelopmentDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

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