Energy Sources

  • Sašo MedvedEmail author
  • Suzana Domjan
  • Ciril Arkar
Part of the Springer Tracts in Civil Engineering book series (SPRTRCIENG)


The development of societies depends now more than ever on reliable energy supplies. We are in the century in which there will be a transition from the dominance of non-renewable fossil flues to low carbon societies that will be based on the use of renewable energy sources. Nevertheless, it is expected that non-renewable sources will remain significant energy carriers in the coming decades. In this chapter, natural energy sources as primary energy sources are presented. The chapter starts with a presentation of solar, tidal, and geothermal energy sources, followed by a presentation of the energy and environmental properties of renewable and non-renewable fuels. The chapter ends with descriptions of technologies that are used for on-site, near-by, and distant production of electricity.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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