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Handbook of Energy and Environment Policy

Edited By Celil Aydin and Burak Darici

The book deals with the broad perspectives on the energy and environment topics and questions the traditional view on energy and environment policy and issues. Nowadays, energy and environmental issues can be accepted as the related subjects by the whole world. The link between energy and environment is backed to the time when only nature's primary resources were used. Primitive societies’ energy demand was small compared to the forces of the environment. With the emergence of industrial nations, the importance of energy and environment relation appeared again.

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Preface and Acknowledgements

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The handbook of energy and environment policy, which gathered broad perspectives on the energy and environment topics, have led to the questioning of the traditional view on energy and environment policy and issues. Nowadays, energy and environmental issues can be accepted related subjects in the whole world. The link between energy and environment is backed to the time that uses of primary resources of nature. Primitive societies’ energy demand was small compared to the forces of the environment. With the emergence of industrial nations, the importance of energy and environment relation appeared again.

The energy demand of a rapidly growing population and developing industry cannot be met with limited resources and the gap between energy production, and consumption is gradually increasing. On the other hand, traditional resources of non-renewable energy sources, such as oil, natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy, are increasingly threatening the environment and human health. The widespread use of traditional energy resources in the housing and industrial sectors, particularly in transportation, complicates the problem. In this complicated relationship, the energy and environment connection urges to the nations of the world to find a balance among the costs and benefits of them and explore the link to find a consistent way for the sustainable and reasonable use of energy and environment sources for the future generations and better living standards.

In this book, several specialist academicians have examined the topic of “Energy and Environment” from different perspectives. The global energy and environmental...

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