WIT Press

Rational Use Of Energy And Air Pollution

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR940642

Volume

4

Pages

11

Published

1994

Size

847 kb

Author(s)

J.G. Kretzschmar

Abstract

The transformation and consumption of fossil fuels are undoubtedly the main sources of an important number of primary, as well as secondary pollutants with a local, regional, continental and/or global impact. Sustainable development will subsequently remain a dream or fiction if we do not rationalise our use of raw materials in general and fossil, non renewable energy in particular. The fact that pollution abatement at the end-of-the-pipe always requires extra energy and materials - and generates extra waste streams too - can only increase our motivation for rational use of energy in a cradle to grave approach for products, processes and services. In this context rational use of energy or RUE means: - save energy where and when possible; - increase the efficiency of the processes; - improve the quality of the energ

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