This book presents an overview of the main energy sources, production problems and energy perspectives in Germany and Mexico. It surveys the present status of traditional and alternative energy sources, including fossil fuels, nuclear, hydraulic, eolic, solar, and hydrogen cells. The book emphasizes the search for answers to such questions as What are the main problems of industries based on fossil fuels; What are the proved energy reserves, and What is the present status of hydraulic and nuclear energy, including nuclear waste disposal, among others. Discussion extends to the general problem of energy efficiency, addressed from several points of view.
Part I General Overview and Energy Efficiency.- Part II Traditional Energy Resources.- Part III Alternative Energy Resources.