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Energy and Environment Perspectives

  • İbrahim Dinçer
  • Calin Zamfirescu
Chapter

Abstract

The inevitable increase in population and the economic development that must necessarily occur in many countries have serious implications for the environment, because energy generation processes (e.g., generation of electricity, heating, cooling, or motive force for transportation vehicles and other uses) are polluting and harmful to the ecosystem.

Keywords

Fossil Fuel Heat Engine Geothermal Energy Geothermal Heat Increase Energy Efficiency 
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Nomenclature

E

Energy consumption, EJ

Q

Heat rate, W

R

Mean square error

T

Temperature, K

Y

Year

Greek Letter

η

Energy efficiency

Subscripts

ge

Green energy

H

Hot

L

Low

ng

Natural gas

S

Sun

wpc

World primary energy consumption

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering & Applied ScienceUniversity of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)OshawaCanada

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