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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2012/s23.v3017

RENEWABLE ENERGY APPROACHES TO THE ENERGY POLICIES OF BLACK SEA AND THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL KNOWLEDGE

S. GOKAY TOKSOZ, I. ULUSOY, A. KAHRIMAN
Wednesday 1 August 2012 by Libadmin2012

References: 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, www.sgem.org, SGEM2012 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 17-23, 2012, Vol. 3, 1145 - 1152 pp

ABSTRACT

Today the renewable energy technologies are attracting research attention more than
ever as a result of the environmentally destructive influences of the fossil fuels. Because
there are numerous fossil fuel reserves in the north of the Black Sea, the trend of
renewable energies in this region is less than in other countries. The use of fossil fuels
in this region causes an increase in both regional and global aspects of environmental
pollution. The formation of the H2S in Black Sea, which is a closed sea, affects the
natural life of its inhabitants and environmental flora in this region. If the H2S can be
separated to produce pure hydrogen using various methods, H2S pollution in this sea
will be overcome and pure hydrogen will be used in the fuel cells for alternative energy
production. The amount of H2S ensures an adequate potential of energy production in
multiple countries around the Black Sea. Moreover, a large amount of the world’s boron
reserves are in Turkey. Boron is an ideal material for hydrogen storage. Black
Sea coastal countries, especially Turkey, must incline using efficient and renewable
energy. Country strategies shall be issued aiming this tendency. For the realization of a
more conscious use of energy in the future, education should emphasize on energy
efficiency and environmental protection. Especially to create the necessary awareness
by preschool and primary school students, the topic should be included in the
curricula as well as in the social responsibility projects. Accordingly, this paper aims to
provide an alternative approach to the energy usage of the Black Sea coastal countries,
especially Turkey. In addition, awareness of energy efficiency and environmental
protection in education system are described.

Keywords: Black Sea, Alternative Energy, H2S, Boron, Education, Environmental
Knowledge