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The amount of fossil energy reserves and resources suggests a transition to an energy supply system that is based on a quasi-infinite fuel supply. Several options exist for this transition such as the nuclear breeder or solar power. Strategies for transitions have to meet a certain demand for energy. A simple but global scenario is given for such energy demand with emphasis on low demand in conjunction with fossil fuels. Consideration is given to the constraints of such fossil energy production and emphasis is put on the CO2 problem. This allows a rough understanding of the time scale of such transitions. In view of the timing of the transition the various options for quasi-infinite supplies of energy are considered and priorities of a number of physics tasks are conceived.
|Item Type:||Monograph (IIASA Research Report)|
|Research Programs:||Energy Program (ENP)|
|Depositing User:||IIASA Import|
|Date Deposited:||15 Jan 2016 01:43|
|Last Modified:||27 Oct 2016 07:51|
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