The Paradigm of Harmonious Progress in Energy
This book serves to define the foundation of the idea of harmonious progress in energy. It clarifies the main problem of the current ecological situation, namely the tendency to treat nature as an inexhaustible pool of natural resources and absorber of harsh outcomes of economic activity. Current definitions of progress in this case are equated to technological progress and economic growth, without considering the boundaries of nature’s capabilities. This book proposes a revolutionary idea: treating nature and its laws with major respect, as the foundation of all forms of life, defining the boundaries of economic activity and use of resources. The avant-garde role of energetics is reflected in this idea by replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources and, therefore, implementing the obligations of the Climate Change Program.
The text analyses current economic problems and defines a clear action plan for their solution, proposing the use of smart grids, urban energetics programmes, and green settlement movements. It also specifies the utmost importance of forests in the ecological system.
Professor Valentinas Klevas is Chief Research Associate at the Laboratory for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency of the Lithuanian Energy Institute. He is the author of three book chapters and around 100 scientific articles, in addition to the books Introduction to Public Energy Conservation Policy (1998), The Fundamentals of Energy Economics in Lithuania (2006), and Justification of Long-term Economic Policy of Renewable Energy Sources (2015). His research interests include energy economics, the development of sustainable energy, renewable energy and energy efficiency policy.
Audrone Klevienė is Junior Research Associate at the Laboratory of Renewable and Efficient Energy of the Lithuanian Energy Institute. She has published about 20 scientific articles, and her research interests include knowledge-based economics, renewable energy and energy efficiency policy.
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