TY - CHAP A1 - Bilge Nazli Altay A2 - Martin Bolduc A3 - Sylvain G. Cloutier ED1 - Eng Hwa Yap ED2 - Andrew Huey Ping Tan Y1 - 2020-07-15 PY - 2020 T1 - Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing of Printed Electronics: An Environmental Consideration N2 - Energy is a vital element in sustaining our modern society but the future of energy is volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous; especially when facing a continuous drive to ensure a sustained and equitable access as well as mounting pressures to reduce its emissions. Traditional approaches in developing energy technologies have always been in isolation with distinct and unique contexts. However, we cannot afford to work in silos any longer. Future energy systems and their relationship with the society and the environment will have to be conceived, designed, developed, commissioned, and operated alongside and within contemporary geo-political, ethical, and socio-economic contexts. This has posed an unprecedented volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA), where systemic and holistic approaches are often warranted. This book aims to focus on the VUCA of addressing the future of energy and environment by considering contemporary issues and insights from diverse contexts, viewed as a system, and anchored upon emerging and smart energy technologies. BT - Green Energy and Environment SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.91979 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.91979 SN - 978-1-83880-572-2 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-28 ER -