Global Energy Demand in Transition: The New Role of Electricity

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EditorBehram N. Kursunogammalu, Stephan L. Mintz, Arnold Perlmutter

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The Global Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization for global issues and frontier problems in science organized the November 1994 conference. Among the specific objectives of the presentations: assessment of the increase and diversification in the use of electricity, of the technological prospects for clean energy sources, and of the roles of nonmarket forces. The contributors also study cost impact and national security implications, provide analysis of transition from fossil to electrical transportation, assess the role of nuclear energy, and discuss optimal use of plutonium and HEU from dismantled warheads. The index is brief. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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The Global Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization for global issues and frontier problems in science organized the November 1994 conference. Among the specific objectives of the presentations: assessment of the increase and diversification in the use of electricity, of the technological prospects for clean energy sources, and of t...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.27 inPublisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 13:9780306451096

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Foreseeable Expansion of the Global Market for Electricity: U.S. World Electric Generation Forecast (T.F. Garrity). Environmental Impacts of Electricity Production (R. Wilson). Factors that Drive the Evolution of the Market Shares of Energy Sources: Issues Related to the Growth of Electricity in Global Energy Demand (M. Alonso). Forecast of the Global Electricity Market (A. Langmo, C. Braun). The Role of Natural Gas in Electricity Generation: An Objective Analysis of the Prospects for Gasfired Electric Generation in the U.S. (G. Schleede). Energy Interdependency and Its Impact on Environment and International Security: The Use of Energy Interdependence as a Political Tool (L. Gouré). Protection of the Environment through Power from Space: Science Fiction or Future Reality? (C. Miliekowsky). Nuclear Reactors, New Technologies: The Future of Nuclear Energy: Is There a Future? (B. Wolfe). Burning of Plutonium, HEU, and Nuclear Waste Transmutation Technologies: Considerations for Accelerator Driven Transmutation of Nuclear Waste (A. Favale, D. Berwald). Policy Recommendations: Policy: Integrated Resource Planning to Optimize Energy Services (A.H. Rosenfeld). 14 additional articles. Index.