Record details

Title
    New Trends and Challenges for Energy Geographies: Introduction to the Special Issue
Author
    Frantál, Bohumil
    Pasqualetti, M. J.
    Van der Horst, Dan
Language
    anglicky
Publication type
    článek v odborném periodiku
Source title - serial
    Moravian Geographical Reports
Vol./nr.
    Roč. 22, č. 2
Pages
    s. 2-6
Year
    2014
Notes
    Autoři celkem: 3
    Projekt: EE2.3.20.0025, GA MŠk3cav_un_auth*0291237
    Rozsah: 5 s. : P
Subject category
    energy landscape
    energy sources
    renewable energy
Keyword
    Challenges
    Energy
    Geographies
    Introduction
    Issue
    New
    Special
    Trends
Abstract (in english)
   During the last two decades, environmental and security concerns have led to a rapid and far-flung development of renewable energies. Modern wind power development, for example, now is found in over 100 countries, and solar power deployment is - in one form or another - in many more. Reaping the benefits of renewable sources has become a global ambition for several reasons, ranging from anxieties about climate change and energy security to the dangers of the atom. Indeed, the generous feed-in tariffs that Germany used to stimulate renewable energy development have been so effective that Chancellor Merkel was able to renounce Germany's nuclear program after the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011 (The Economist, 2011). Nonetheless, renewable energy development has been uneven around the world. Despite rapid and substantial growth in countries such as China, Germany, Spain and the United States, it still represents but a small amount of generation in most countries.
   For this reason, governments still need to consider other options, including cleaner use of fossil fuels, nuclear power, and new technologies such as shale gas fracking.
Contributor
    AV ČR Brno, Ústav geoniky
Contributor code
    AV ČR, ÚG
Source format
    U
Import date
    24. 10. 2014