Title: The alternative energy sources and technologies suitable for Libyan future energy demand mix
Authors: Usama Elghawi; Wedad El-Osta
Libyan Atomic Energy Establishment, P.O. Box 397, Tripoli, Libya
Center for Solar Energy Research and Studies, P.O. Box 12932, Tripoli, Libya
Abstract: The Libyan energy policy makers should be aware of two aspects; the first one is the best combination of fuels that would be most beneficial for Libya. The second is the improvement of the energy system efficiency. The main objective of this study is to highlight the options of alternative energy sources and technologies suitable for Libya that could contribute to the national energy mix and sustain our social, environmental and economic life. The future course of meeting Libyan's energy needs is subject to a complex political and economic interplay between domestic and geopolitical development interests. It could be concluded that integrating nuclear and renewable energy systems may lead to additional and better options for meeting energy needs and energy policy goals for Libya. It is required to implement an energy policy which strives to provide people with secure and affordable energy sources and does not conflict with environmental quality.
Keywords: nuclear power; nuclear energy; renewable energy; cogeneration; synergies; decision making; Libya; alternative energy; energy demand; energy mix; energy policy.
Int. J. of Energy Technology and Policy, 2015 Vol.11, No.1, pp.36 - 52
Submission date: 07 Jun 2014
Date of acceptance: 25 Dec 2014
Available online: 23 Apr 2015