in The Modern World
Renewable energy sources are finding ever wider practical application in different countries.
The total capacity of renewable energy plants operating in Europe, China, USA, India and other countries, exceeded 700 GW, which is more than 2 times more than the capacity of all nuclear power plants (350 GW), and is about 15% the total capacity of power plants in the world (4.5-5.0 TW).
The progress achieved in recent decades in the development of technologies for the efficient use of renewable energy sources has led to a public understanding that without the use of solar energy, wind energy, biomass energy and other almost universally available and environmentally friendly natural renewable energy sources to ensure long-term efficient, sustainable and safe energy development of mankind will be hard.
The author is director of Environment and Social Unit in the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT).
His expertise is two folds; practical and Academic.
Since his graduation, he worked in many infrastructure projects.
He holds M.Sc.
and PhD from Cairo University in the area of Construction Engineering and Management.
- Magdy Madany