Journal of Energy and Natural Resources

Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2014

  • Economic Load Dispatch with the Proposed GA Algorithm for Large Scale System

    Hamed Aliyari, Reza Effatnejad, Ardavan Areyaei

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2014
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: 7 January 2014
    Published: 20 February 2014
    Abstract: Economic load dispatch (ELD) have been applied to obtain optimal fuel cost of generating units. Genetic Algorithm (GA) is a global search technique based on principles inspired from the genetic and evolution mechanism observed in natural biological systems. This paper presents a novel stochastic Genetic Algorithm approach to solve the Economic Load... Show More
  • Does a Windfall Lead to a Downfall? A Study of Mineral Rents and Genuine Growth in Selected African Countries

    Ishmael Ackah, Dankwa Kankam, Kwaku Appiah- Adu

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2014
    Pages: 6-10
    Received: 25 March 2014
    Accepted: 8 April 2014
    Published: 10 April 2014
    Abstract: The mining industry helps governments to increase revenues resulting in job creation, infrastructural development and enhancing the standard of living of the local communities. However, it is also a potential source of environmental pollution and rent-seeking. This study examines the relationship between mineral rents and genuine income in a multiv... Show More