Energy Primer

Nakicenovic N, Grubler A, Ishitani H, Johansson TB, Marland G, Moreira JR, & Rogner H-H (1996). Energy Primer. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-97-001. Reprinted from Climate Change 1995; International Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 75-92 [1996]

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Abstract

The paper introduces basic concepts and terms of energy that deal with adaptation to and mitigation of climate change. Descriptions are also provided of the more commonly used energy units and measurements. The global energy system is described, and energy consumption patterns and CO2 emissions data are presented. The concept of energy efficiency improvement potential is introduced. A historical perspective of energy consumption and CO2 emissions for the world is made, with a comparison of current energy consumption and estimates of fossil and nuclear energy reserves and resources, and the potential of renewable energy sources.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report (Reprint))
Research Programs: Environmentally Compatible Energy Strategies (ECS)
Bibliographic Reference: Reprinted from Climate Change 1995; International Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 75-92 [1996]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:07
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 07:12
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/4853

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