Analysis of Renewable Energy Sources, Aspects of Sustainability and Attempts of Climate Change

Layth Hazim Majid, Hamid Hazim Majid, Hussein Fawzi Hussein

Abstract


The world is rapidly becoming a global village due to the daily increase in energy demand by the entire population of the world, while the earth in its form cannot change. The need for energy and related services to meet human social and economic development, well-being and health is growing. The return to renewable energies to help mitigate climate change is an excellent approach that must be sustainable to meet the energy demands of future generations. The study looked at the opportunities associated with renewable energy sources, including: energy security, access to energy, social and economic development, mitigation of climate change and reducing the impact on the environment and health. Despite these opportunities, there are challenges that hamper the sustainability of renewable energy sources to mitigate climate change. These challenges include market failures, lack of information, access to raw materials for the future use of renewable resources, and our daily carbon footprint. The study suggested several policy measures and recommendations that, when taken into account, would help achieve the renewable energy target, thus reducing emissions, mitigating climate change and ensuring a clean environment, as well as clean energy for future generations.


Keywords


renewable energy sources; climate change mitigation; sustainability issues; clean energy; carbon footprint; environmental sustainability engineering.

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