Renewable Energy and Sustainability

Renewable Energy and Sustainability

Prospects in the Developing Economies

1st Edition - July 1, 2022

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  • Editor: Imran Khan
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323886680

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Renewable Electricity and Sustainability: Prospects in Developing Economies is the first book of its kind to be dedicated entirely to the needs of emerging economies. It provides readers with a comprehensive review of current renewable energy technologies, their status in emerging economies, and the potential for sustainable renewable electricity generation in those countries. A multidisciplinary approach is used to assess the needs and challenges of each region, which is supported by quantitative analyses of the current and future potential for renewable electricity generation. Real-world examples are also provided from the respective electricity sectors of each region. This resource is a unique reference for graduates and researchers on the social, technical and economic landscape of renewable energy in emerging economies and would also be useful to NGO’s and policymakers in developing countries or those working in sustainable development.

Key Features

  • Focuses specifically on the renewable energy and sustainability needs of developing economies
  • Explores the renewable energy potential of developing countries and how this can be converted to sustainable electricity generation, supported by quantitative analyses and real-world case studies
  • Addresses energy efficiency, energy management and the socioeconomic aspects of renewable electricity generation in developing countries, in addition to each renewable energy resource


Graduates and researchers involved in all aspects of renewable energy and sustainability and taking or leading courses in those areas. NGO’s and Policy makers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Sustainability - Concept and Its Application in the Energy Sector
    2. Prospects of Bioelectricity in South Asian Developing Countries - A Sustainable Solution for Future Electricity
    3. Environmental, Social, and Economic Impacts of Renewable Energy Sources
    4. Application of Solar Photovoltaic for Enhanced Electricity Access and Sustainable Development in Developing Countries
    5. Hydropower - Basics and Its Role in Achieving Energy Sustainability in the Developing Economies
    6. Wind Energy and Its Link to Sustainability in Developing Countries
    7. Substituting Coal with Renewable Biomass for Electricity Production Using Co-Gasification Technique: A Short-Term Sustainable Pathway for Developing Countries
    8 Waste-To-Energy (WtE): A Potential Renewable Source for Future Electricity Generation in the Developing World
    9. Geothermal Energy in Developing Countries - the Dilemma Between Renewable and Non-Renewable
    10. Ocean Renewable Energy and Its Prospect for Developing Economies
    11. Hydrogen Energy - Potential in Developing Countries
    12. The Role of Demand-Side Management in Sustainable Energy Sector Development
    13. The Role of Energy Storage Technologies for Sustainability in Developing Countries
    14. Climate Change, Sustainability, and Renewable Energy in the Developing Economies

Product details

  • No. of pages: 444
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: July 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323886680

About the Editor

Imran Khan

Imran Khan received his PhD from the Centre for Sustainability at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Dr. Khan served as the Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Jashore University of Science and Technology where he was also a Research Cell Advisor to the university. At present, he serves as an Editorial Board Member for the journal SN Applied Sciences and guest editor for an Engineering Topical Collection “Sustainable Energy Trends in the Developing Economies”. He has served as reviewer for several reputed journals such as Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews; Energy, Sustainability and Society; Sustainability and has received an ‘Outstanding Reviewer’ award from journals such as Applied Energy, Journal of Cleaner Production, and Renewable Energy. Dr. Khan is a multi-disciplinary researcher focusing on energy security challenges and transitions toward a low-carbon and sustainable future. He is interested in exploring the interactions between technology, society, the environment, and the economy in relation to energy access and security.

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Head, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Jashore University of Science and Technology, Jashore, Bangladesh; Former Research Cell Advisor, Jashore University of Science and Technology, Jashore, Bangladesh

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