Ecological Footprint of The Electrical and Energy Industries as Cultural Challenge

Authors

  • Elena Hreciuc „Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18662/po/11.4/231

Keywords:

energy, industrial revolution, ecological footprint, Romanticism, architecture, ecomusicology

Abstract

Our life, by its biological nature, is in an indestructible dependence on energy. At the same time, energy is an important criterion on which we report the progress of humanity. Historically, progress divides our world into distinct stages, called Industrial Revolutions. Each stage has encompassed more fuels, new technologies, inventions, humans behavioural changes and much more worrying environmental issues. Energy techniques, new extractions and transportation improved in nineteenth and during twenty-century energy consumption, especially electricity, rise significantly with, on the one hand, a continuous influx of fossil fuels and, on the other hand, continuous increase of the quantities of toxic waste, visible or not, from the other industrial branches and human activities, consequences of the energetical progress. The purpose of this paper is to point out some aspects regarding ecological footprints of electrical industry and energy industries during their development and to establish connections between the distinct role of energy in each period of industrialization and its impact on the environment, education, science, arts and cultural dimensions of life.

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2020-12-18

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Hreciuc, E. . (2020). Ecological Footprint of The Electrical and Energy Industries as Cultural Challenge. Postmodern Openings, 11(4), 207-229. https://doi.org/10.18662/po/11.4/231

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