Electrical Energy Generation in Europe
The present book maximizes reader insights into the current and future roles to be played by different types of renewable energy sources and nuclear energy for the purpose of electricity generation in the European region as a whole and in a select group of European countries specifically. This book includes detailed analysis of the different types of renewable energy sources available in different European countries; the pros and cons of the use of the different types of renewables and nuclear energy for electricity generation; which energy options are available in the different European countries to expand their energy sector in the coming years; the impact on the climate and the environment; levels of production and consumption and the level of electricity generated by these energy sources, amongst others. Designed to inform government officials, economists, scientists and the private and public power industry of the key issues surrounding the future role of different renewable energy sources and nuclear energy in the production of electricity within the European region, this book will also describe in detail the evolution of the electrical energy sector in the chosen European region and the problems that several countries are now experiencing in the face of increasing demand for electricity. Jorge Morales Pedraza has University degrees in Mathematics and in Economic Sciences and was a Cuban diplomatic with the title of Ambassador for twenty six years. He was in the 1980s Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Cuba to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and in the 1990s was appointed as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Cuba to the Provisional Secretariat of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Morales Pedraza was also University professor in Mathematics and Invited Professor for post-graduate studies in the Diplomatic Academy of Cuba. He worked as Senior Manager in the IAEA in the Director's Office and was the Interim Head of the Latin America Section and Regional Project Coordinator for this region. He is the author and co-author of more than 60 papers already published by different international publisher houses and the United Nations and the author or coauthor of 10 chapters of different books related with the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, non-proliferation, disarmament, arms control and security, the use of the ionizing radiation technique for tissue sterilization, ethics in tissue establishment, crisis management, finance investment, the use of different energy sources for the generation electricity, among others. He has published eight books and one more is waiting for publication in 2015.
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