The renewable energy–environment nexus

Lee, Wen Hui and Dzul Hadzwan, Husaini and Lean, Hooi Hooi (2024) The renewable energy–environment nexus. In: The Renewable Energy-Water-Environment Nexus : Fundamentals, Technology, and Policy. Elsevier Inc., pp. 177-203. ISBN 978-0-443-13439-5

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Environmental degradation has been among the most concerning global issues in the 21st century. The aggravation of environmental issues is becoming increasingly more worrisome to the world as it affects multidimensional aspects of a nation in terms of economics, social, and environment. As the global economy continues to develop, reaching an equipoise between economic progression and environmental sustainability is a critical challenge to the world. In light of that, the role of renewable energy (RE) in the environmental sustainability has raised significant concern. The application of RE technologies has advanced to serve a critical role in mitigating the environmental degradation issue. Unlike conventional fossil fuels, REs are sustainable energy sources, and most importantly, they are not as detrimental to the environment as non-REs. As continuous efforts are put into the advancement of RE technologies, it is important to comprehend the principles of the RE–environment nexus. In this chapter, the impacts of RE on environmental degradation, theoretical and literature reviews of the interconnection between RE and environmental degradation, existing policies about RE in the world, case study analysis on the nexus between the two variables, and some policy recommendations alongside the insights of future studies are explored.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: economic progression, environmental sustainability, renewable energy (RE), RE–environment nexus.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Husaini
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2023 01:30
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 01:30

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