Title: The role of renewable and non-renewable sources for meeting future UK energy needs

Authors: M. Asif, J. Currie, T. Muneer

Addresses: School of Built and Natural Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA, UK. ' School of Engineering and Built Environment, Napier University, 10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5DT, UK. ' School of Engineering and Built Environment, Napier University, 10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5DT, UK

Abstract: Provision of sufficient, affordable and secure energy is very crucial for modern economies. Countries across the world are facing energy challenges one way or the other. This article discusses the present energy scenario of the UK and the emerging challenges it is facing. Various options available to address these challenges have also been analysed in terms of energy security and diversity in the supply mix in order to determine the most appropriate solution to promote energy sustainability in the UK.

Keywords: fossil fuels; global warming; nuclear power; renewable energy; energy sustainability; nuclear energy; sustainable development; UK energy needs; United Kingdom; energy security; sufficient energy; affordable energy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNGEE.2007.016657

International Journal of Nuclear Governance, Economy and Ecology, 2007 Vol.1 No.4, pp.372 - 383

Published online: 11 Jan 2008 *

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