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Lecture in Đakovo

 

On 24 April 2018, Danijel Topić held a scientific-popular lecture on renewable energy sources as a foundation of sustainable development at the City library in Đakovo. Current civilization development, energetics, industry and transport are almost entirely based on non-renewable energy sources, which are exhaustible and have a negative impact on the environment. Over 80% of the total energy consumption is produced from non-renewable energy sources. Consequences of this unsustainable development are climate change (global warming), low fossil and nuclear fuel reserves, which lead to a possibility of full exhaustion of those resources. Due to those consequences, it is necessary to change the way of exploitation of those resources and focus on renewable energy sources exploitation, which will lead to sustainable development. This lecture presented a survey on the current state of consumption and production of energy, consequences of fossil fuel usage, the way of using renewable energy sources as a foundation of sustainable development and an alternative to fossil and nuclear fuels. In the lecture, micro photovoltaic systems for coverage of local consumption are specially emphasized.