Energy strategies and nuclear power

Häfele W (1983). Energy strategies and nuclear power. In: Nuclear Technologies in a Sustainable Energy System. Eds. Bauer, l. & McDonald, A.., pp. 3-19 Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. ISBN 978-3-642-81990-2 DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-81988-9_1.

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Abstract

The results of two quantitative scenarios balancing global energy supply with demand for the period 1980–2030 are reviewed briefly. The results suggest that during these 50 years there will be a persistent demand worldwide for liquid fuels, a continuing reliance on ever more expensive and “dirty” fossil fuels, and a limited penetration rate of nuclear generated electricity into the energy market. The paper therefore addresses a possible “second” grid driven by nuclear heat — a grid based not on electricity but on “clean” liquid fuels manufactured from gaseous and solid fossil fuels using nuclear power. Such a second grid would be an important complement to the electricity grid if the world is to progress towards a truly sustainable energy system after 2030.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Energy Program (ENP)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2016 10:49
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 10:49
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12043

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