An approach towards an energy efficient, green Mediterranean city in Alexandria, Egypt

Elnokaly, Amira and Elseragy, Ahmed (2007) An approach towards an energy efficient, green Mediterranean city in Alexandria, Egypt. In: SET 2007 - 6th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, 5-7 September 2007, Santiago, Chile.


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The rise in the level of global warming in the world has lead to climate change and in the weather patterns and rise of diseases in the world. These changes started to lead us into a new era, an era of renewable energy and sustainability. This study is part of continuing research work carried out by the researchers at the EDRG (Environmental Design Research Group) in Alexandria, Egypt on the use of renewable energy sources in Egypt. The work presented in this paper is a preliminary study conducted out by the EDRG in the field of renewable energy and more work is being done on it. The paper discusses briefly what is global warming and climate change and how they affect us today. The Mediterranean is particularly threatened by climate change (increasing water stress, desertification, droughts and flooding, submergence of low-lying delta areas, etc.) and the Kyoto Protocol represents an opportunity for funding development. Rational energy use and increasing use of clean and renewable energies (solar, wind, biomass, etc.) is the most important energy stakes facing the region. Analysis of Alexandria’s existing waterfronts will take place and start to allocate all the water resources on these waterfronts. The alternative use of renewable energy technologies for a sustainable future will be discussed. A conclusion will later be derived and from comes the recommendations.

Keywords:Renewable energy; global warming, climate change; tidal power, wave power, offshore wind turbine; hydro-electric power
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K990 Architecture, Building and Planning not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
ID Code:8503
Deposited On:28 Mar 2013 19:34

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