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The Importance of Heat Emission Caused by Global Energy Production in Terms of Climate Impact

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation in Industry, Faculty of Mining, Safety Engineering and Industrial Automation, Silesian University of Technology, Akademicka 2, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
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Energies 2019, 12(16), 3069; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12163069
Received: 20 June 2019 / Revised: 24 July 2019 / Accepted: 6 August 2019 / Published: 9 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Challenges and Opportunities for the Renewable Energy Economy)
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Abstract

The global warming phenomenon is commonly associated with the emission of greenhouse gases. However, there may be other factors related to industry and global energy production which cause climate change—for example, heat emission caused by the production of any useful form of energy. This paper discussed the importance of heat emission—the final result of various forms of energy produced by our civilization. Does the emission also influence the climate warming process, i.e., the well-known greenhouse effect? To answer this question, the global heat production was compared to total solar energy, which reaches the Earth. The paper also analyzed the current global energy market. It shows how much energy is produced and consumed, as well as the directions for further development of the energy market. These analyses made it possible to verify the assumed hypothesis. View Full-Text
Keywords: global heat production; energy market; energy conversion; electricity global heat production; energy market; energy conversion; electricity
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Manowska, A.; Nowrot, A. The Importance of Heat Emission Caused by Global Energy Production in Terms of Climate Impact. Energies 2019, 12, 3069.

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