Conventional Energy in North America: Current and Future Sources for Electricity Generation provides in-depth information about the current state of conventional energy sources that are used for electricity generation in the United States and Canada. Energy is a major force of civilization and it determines, to a high degree, the level of economic and social development of a country. For this reason countries endeavor to achieve the best possible energy mix to ensure economic and social development. Fossil fuels are, and will continue to be, the dominant force in the energy balance in the USA and Canada, but the use of this type of energy has serious limitations and risks, including, but not limited to, climate change and the instability in the price of oil. The book provides relevant information and a deep analysis regarding the main problems associated with the use of fossil fuels for the generation of electricity in these two countries and offers guidance for countries that are seeking to expand their use of conventional energy sources for electricity generation.
Conventional Energy in North America is a necessary reference - particularly for government officials, energy experts, economists, politicians, academics, scientific institutions and universities, international organizations and the private and public power industry - for the analysis of what type of conventional energy sources should be used for electricity generation with the aim of reducing the emission of CO2 and other contaminated gases to the atmosphere.
- Includes comprehensive information about the different types of conventional energy sources available in the USA and Canada, including the impact on the climate, level of energy reserves, and levels of production and consumption
- Covers the pros and cons of each type of conventional energy source for electricity generation
- Features an analysis of what types of conventional energy sources should be used for future electricity generation in the USA and Canada, with the aim of reducing the emission of CO2 and other contaminated gas to the atmosphere