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An Economic-Ecological Transdisciplinary Approach on the Binomial Relationship between Energetic Sustainability and the Environment

Version 1 : Received: 3 February 2017 / Approved: 4 February 2017 / Online: 4 February 2017 (08:48:33 CET)

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Pop, I.G.; Văduva, S.; Talpoș, M.-F. Energetic Sustainability and the Environment: A Transdisciplinary, Economic–Ecological Approach. Sustainability 2017, 9, 873. Pop, I.G.; Văduva, S.; Talpoș, M.-F. Energetic Sustainability and the Environment: A Transdisciplinary, Economic–Ecological Approach. Sustainability 2017, 9, 873.

Journal reference: Sustainability 2017, 9, 873
DOI: 10.3390/su9060873

Abstract

The paper combines two new original concepts about eco-energetic systems. The first one is related to the M.E.N. (Mega-Eco-Nega-Watt) paradigm, which is based on three different but complementary ecological economic spaces: MEGAWATT, as needed energy, ECOWATT, as ecological energy, and NEGAWATT, as preserved energy, even the renewable energies and technologies, in the context of electrical energy production. The second concept presented in this paper is the eco-energetic efficiency, introduced in order to facilitate a correlation between the energetic efficiency of the system and a necessary, new defined ecological coefficient. The proposed formula for eco-energetic efficiency enables an interesting form of reporting to the different situations in which the input energy, output energy, lost energy and externalities, involved in an energetic process interact to produce energy in a specific energetic system, in connection with the circular economy model. Finally, is presented an original diagram of the energetic chains to produce electricity in a resilience regim, with high eco-energetic efficiency from originating in different primary energetic sources as external (gravitation & solar sources), fuels (classical & radioactive), internal sources and others. Even what kind of energetic sources are used to obtain electricity, as coals, gas, wood, hydropower, nuclear power, wind power, biomass, solar systems, and others, the entire process should be sustainable in what is the transdisciplinary integration of the different representative spheres as energy, socio-economy, ecology (environment), with the main core, sustainable education, inclueding the law and administrative aspects, as necessary fields of the knowledge based society/economy.

Subject Areas

M.E.N. (MEGA-ECO-NEGA) ecoenergetical paradigm; eco-energetic efficiency; ecological coefficient; eco-energetical chains; sustenability; circular economy model; ecoenergetic diagram

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