Energy strategies

Häfele, W. & Sassin, W. (1976). Energy strategies. Energy 1 (2) 147-163. 10.1016/0360-5442(76)90014-1.

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The amount of fossil energy reserves and resources suggests a transition to our 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: Article
Additional Information: This paper was presented as a plenary lecture before the European Physical Society at the Third General Conference on “Energy and Physics,” Bucharest, Romania, 9–12 September 1975.
Research Programs: Energy Program (ENP)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 10:03
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:29

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