Technology for a Sustainable Environment

Non-renewable Resources and Environmental Sustainability

Author(s): Sonu Sharma, Monu Sharma, Joginder Singh, Bhupinder Dhir and Raman Kumar *

Pp: 1-16 (16)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815124033123010004

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Growing need for energy for sustaining increasing population has resulted in overexploitation of natural resources and over use of fossil fuel-based energy sources (coal, oil and gas). The consumption of non–renewable resources such as coal, petroleum and natural gas has increased tremendously resulting in environmental problems and climatic changes. Emission of greenhouse gases and other environmental concerns have increased. The decline in the quantity of non-renewable resources has generated the search of alternate energy sources. Switch to alternate sources of energy and fuel can be a sustainable option to this problem. Solar, tidal, geothermal, wind are some of the renewable sources of energy that are being focused to curtail the energy crisis and ensure sustainability for environment. A framework based on fulfilling the SDGs need to be developed which can contribute for more profitable, responsible path of economic growth and development.

Keywords: Carbon emission, Economic growth, Environmental quality, Non-renewable resources.

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