As these children are trying to tell us, the continued use of coal as an energy source, given the state of coal technology today, poses and ever-increasing threat to both human health and the environment, with harmful effects on local communities and causing "irreparable damage to the natural landscape, both during the mining process and after." (The Dirty Truth about Coal 5) The pollution created by generating electricity from coal "does not start or stop at the power...
This paper portrays the growth, claim plus analysis of an interactive user-friendly Code for Sustainable Homes based toolkit called Sustainability Appraisal Toolkit (SAT) commissioned by a leading UK communal housing provider. The SAT software runs on MS Excel and is used to evaluate the technical as well as economical feasibility of achieving Code levels 4, 5 and 6 for a representative sample of new-build dwellings in the UK for diverse scales of growth (single-home, 25-home plus 250-home...
Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into a natural environment that causes discomfort to the ecosystem i.e. physical systems or living organisms. Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as noise, heat, or light. Pollutants, the elements of pollution, can be foreign substances or energies, or naturally occurring; when naturally occurring, they are considered contaminants when they exceed natural levels. Pollution is often classed as point source or nonpoint...
Energy policy is the manner in which a known entity (governmental) decides to address issues for energy development which could include energy production, sharing and/or energy consumption. Attributes of energy policy could include legislation, global treaties, incentives to investment, course of action for energy conservation, taxation and other public policy techniques. [1]StrategyAny policy considered on its own will not deliver energy savings. Policy only provides the mandate and focus for...
Since the beginning of time successful societies have been the ones that have managed their water resources well. All of the great cultures such as the Romans, Greeks, and Egyptian have understood the necessity to master their water resources they owned (Solomon, 2010). Solomon would suggest that this mastery propels the society to greatness and (Sewell,1975) would state that life is centered around water. The context of the document discusses the problems of local communities and...
The literature review summarized the research done on the problem that global oil reserves are depleting day by day and there is a dire need to find out and utilized alternate energy options especially for a developing country. The depletion of global oil reserves has led to conflicts between the nations and soaring of prices. Oil is the main source of energy and developing countries are facing lot of problems due to shortage of oil in providing their populations better living standards. The...
Introduction Nations all over the world are interested in using different types of renewable energy systems in order to meet the growing demand of energy. Indiana State has a wide variety of renewable energy resources. Tremendous efforts have been spent in the State of Indiana to improve the people awareness toward the use of such resources as wind, solar and biomass.  Solar energy has great potential to benefit Indiana resident. The sun light can be converted into electricity by using solar...
The demand of energy in the world is increasing continuously due to the rapid development of population and modernization. To overcome a increasing needs by present source energy is not sufficient. Global energy consumption in 2008 was growing from 6630 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) in 1980 to almost double of the energy consumption which had reached 11,295 Mtoe in 2008 [1].In Malaysia, the final energy consumption has risen at an annual growth rate of 7.2% from 1990 to 2008 and...
Islamic Republic of Pakistan is situated at the northwestern side of Indian subcontinent in Asia. It is a country with 796 thousand square kilometers geographical area and located between longitudes of 610 - 750 east and latitudes of 240 - 270 north. From north to south, it is stretched over 1600 kilometers and from east to west it is 885 kilometers. Pakistan can be expressed in three regions geographically: the lowlands down the Indus in south and east, the arid highlands of Baluchistan in the...
Corporate Governance regulations have advanced in the light of a string of company collapses that arose due to poor internal controls neglecting the protection of stakeholder interests. It has become best practice in modern business to safeguard the community as well as the environment in which one operates. The ten biggest man-made environmental disasters of all time are illustrations of the flaws that lie within the balance between human kind and Mother Nature. Learning to bridge this gap...