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Energy Analysis and Proposals for Sustainability from the Energy Transition

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The energy transition has become an increasingly attractive and necessary issue nowadays because of the tendency of scarcity and increased demand for fossil energy, and associated environmental impacts—for example, increased emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs), particularly CO2, CH4 and N2O. From the study of several papers and reports from various international agencies like the World Energy Council (WEC), the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Policy Network for Renewable Energy (REN) and the World Organization of the United Nations (UN), this paper analyzes the global energy context, making a survey of what is being discussed under the theme “energy transition”, and suggests ways to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels, aiming at sustainability.

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Teles, E. , Silva, M. , Freires, F. and Torres, E. (2015) Energy Analysis and Proposals for Sustainability from the Energy Transition. Low Carbon Economy, 6, 21-29. doi: 10.4236/lce.2015.62004.

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