The development of human society in a near or distant perspective is dependent on energy and the methods of generating it. The classic sources of energy production, which from the beginning to today have provided support for development, are increasingly challenged in the conditions in which they cause great environmental damage.
The paper draws attention to the way in which the alternatives that are being promoted must be done carefully and through an integrated approach. Such are considered;
– Life cycle assessment;
– Environmental impact assessment (illustrative method, matrix method);
– Developing good practice guides;
– Circular economy.