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Geothermal Energy - Impacts and Improvements

Zayre Ivonne González Acevedo

Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education at Ensenada

Pioneer researcher in the analysis of the environmental, social, and economic impact of Mexican geothermal zones, with more than 15 years of experience, and awarded her Ph.D. degree from the University of Heidelberg.


Marco Antonio García Zarate

Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education at Ensenada

A researcher in the analysis of the total environment and its impact on society, with more than 40 years of experience in the field and awarded his Ph.D. degree from the Autonomous University of Baja, California.


Engineering Developments Gas Filters Reinjection Cascade Uses Environmental Monitoring Greenfield Brownfield Environmental Indicators Environmental Impact Assessment Environment and Social Acceptance Social Engagement Corporate Social Responsibility

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As part of the global concern over air pollutant emissions and dwindling fossil fuel reserves. Geothermal energy arises as an important part of the transformation to sustainable energy systems with high reliability and flexibility factors.
Geothermal energy is recognized as a potential renewable energy source, immense and practically inexhaustible, with a solid technological maturity, clean, versatile, and useful to generate electricity, among other multiple applications. However, as in any transformation process, environmental and social impacts cannot be excluded.

This book will compile scientific research from geothermal areas where environmental and social issues have been successfully addressed as an example of social, environmental, and economic equilibrium. Based on participatory monitoring as a strategy for social acceptance or corporate responsibility from a deep-rooted environmental ethic that has become a social commitment. This natural resource is very complex therefore, environmental and social knowledge and experience are of great importance for its further sustainable development.

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Zayre Ivonne González Acevedo

Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education at Ensenada

Chemical Engineer on Environment (Dec 98), Technological Institute of Toluca, Mex. Chemical Engineer Master of Process Integration (Sep 02), University of Guanajuato. Gto. Mex. Dr.rer.nat. magna cum laude Environmental Geochemistry (July 06), University of Heidelberg, BW, Germany. Sabbatical Stay (Sept 19 - 20), Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Canada. Researcher in the Department of Environmental Studies. National Institute of Nuclear Research, Mex. (Oct 07-Dec 11). Researcher Geology Department, Center of Scientific Research and High Education of Ensenada, Baja California (Jan 12 up today). Responsible Work Package 9, “Environmental, Social and Economic Impacts of Enhanced and Super-Hot Geothermal Systems” in the GEMex project, “International Cooperation in Research and Development between Mexico and the European Union in Geothermal Energy”. Responsible specific project 25, “Sustainable Development and Environmental Impact Assessment of three Geothermal Exploration Zones with Exploitation Potential in Mexico”.

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