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Energy in transition, 1985-2010 : final report of the Committee on Nuclear and Alternative Energy Systems, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences.

San Francisco : W.H. Freeman, [1980] .
ISBN 0716712288, 071671227X

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Subjects Energiebeleid.
Energies de remplacement.
Energy policy -- United States.
Energy policy.
Etats-Unis d'Amérique.
Politique énergétique -- États-Unis.
Politique énergétique.
Power resources -- United States.
Power resources.
Recursos Energeticos.
Ressources énergétiques -- États-Unis.
United States.
Description xxxvii, 677 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1980]
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Overview. Moderating demand growth : A word about the study's projections ; The economic effects of moderating energy consumption -- Domestic energy supplies for the near term : Domestic oil and gas ; Prospects for coal ; Prospects for nuclear power -- Indefinitely sustainable energy sources : The breeder reactor ; Solar energy ; Geothermal energy ; Controlled thermonuclear fusion -- Risks of energy systems : Routine industrial accidents and disease ; Emissions ; Large-scale accidents and sabotage ; Management of waste ; Ecosystem effects ; Water supply problems ; Climate ; Sociopolitical issues ; Some general conclusions on risk -- International aspects of the energy problem : Consequences of action on national energy policies ; The developing countries and the world financial systems -- 2. Slowing the growth of energy consumption. Determinants of energy demand : Energy prices and externalities ; The role of mandatory standards -- Demand and conservation panel results : Transportation ; Buildings and appliances ; Industry -- To what degree will moderating the consumption of energy affect the national economy? : The influence of GNP on energy use ; The historical trends ; International comparisons ; Econometric studies by the modeling resource group -- Research and development for energy conservation -- Conclusions and recommendations : Policy recommendations -- Appendix: A word about GNP -- 3. Oil and gas supply. Domestic oil and gas producibility : Resources and reserves ; Projections of future domestic production -- Oil : Future availability of imports ; Oil shale ; Coal-derived synthetic liquid fuels ; Projections of total domestic liquid fuel production -- Gas : Imports ; Natural gas in unconventional formations ; Synthetic gas -- The outlook for oil and gas in the intermediate term -- 4. Coal. Resources : Rand and quality ; Distribution of resources ; Distribution of production -- Consumption : Electricity generation from coal ; Synthetic gas from coal ; Liquid fuels from coal ; Coal for industrial process heat ; Coal as a chemical feedstock ; Coke production -- Production : Labor force ; Mining technology ; Federal leasing policy ; Industry structure ; Transportation -- Water supply as a limiting factor : Precipitation, runoff, and consumption ; Projected water consumption ; Estimating permissible consumption levels -- General conclusions.
5. Nuclear power. Nuclear growth rates and the effect of reactor types on demand for uranium : Nuclear growth scenarios, uranium requirements, and reactor types -- Availability of uranium : Uranium enrichment -- Nuclear reactors and fuel cycles : Advanced reactors ; Advanced converter designs ; Evaluation of advanced converters ; Economic prospects ; Flexibility ; Development status of various concepts ; Breeders versus advanced converters ; Conclusions and recommendations: advanced converters and breeders -- Domestic issues in the future of nuclear power : Public appraisal of nuclear power ; Costs of nuclear power ; Regulation of nuclear ppwer plants ; Safety of nuclear reactors and their fuel cycles ; Management of radioactive waste -- Safeguarding the domestic fuel cycle : Reprocessing ; Reprocessing alternatives: denaturing uranium-233, civex for plutonium, and other devices ; Hijacking and theft in storage and shipment -- Nuclear power and proliferation of nuclear weapons : Is proliferation very important? ; Is the link between nuclear power and proliferation very important? ; Is the influence of the position of the United States on nuclear power very important? ; What should the United States do? -- 6. Solar energy. Solar energy scenarios : Low-solar-energy scenario ; High-solar-energy scenario -- The role of research and development -- Direct use of solar heat : Water heating ; Space heating and cooling ; Industrial process heat ; Active and passive solar energy systems and energy-conserving building design ; Retrofitting for solar heating -- Solar electricity generation : Solar thermal conversion ; Photovoltaic conversion ; Wind energy conversion ; Ocean thermal energy conversion ; Solar energy systems in space -- Solar fuel production : Energy from biomass ; Photochemical, thermochemical, and electrolytic conversion -- 7. Controlled nuclear fusion. The fusion reaction -- Fusion fuel cycles and the environment -- Creating the conditions for fusion: heat and confinement : Magnetic confinement ; Inertial confinement -- Timetable for development and criteria for deployment -- The program -- 8. Geothermal energy. Geothermal resource types : Hot water reservoirs ; Natural steam reservoirs ; Geopressured reservoirs ; Normal geothermal gradient and hot-dry-rock resources ; Molten magma ; Estimated heat contents and producibility -- Technical and environmental considerations : Hot water reservoirs ; Natural steam reservoirs ; Geopressured reservoirs ; Hot dry rock ; Normal-gradient geothermal heat ; Molten magma -- Production costs : Natural steam ; Hot water reservoirs ; Geopressured reservoirs ; Hot dry rock ; Normal-gradient systems ; Molten -- Future development of the geothermal resource : Institutional problems ; Future trends in geothermal energy production -- Conclusions on geothermal energy.
9. Risks of energy systems. Risk : Assessment of total risk ; Regulation -- Heath : Routine industrial risks ; Public health risks -- Agriculture and plant life -- Water and climate : Acid precipitation ; Global climate ; Water supply -- Ecosystems : Hydroelectric power ; Geothermal energy ; Solar power ; Coal ; Oil ; Natural gas ; Shale oil and coal-derived synthetic fuels ; Nuclear power -- Discussion : Limitations in risk assessment ; Perception of risk ; Regulation ; Social and political risks -- Conclusions : Limits of risk conrol ; Conservation ; Fossil fuels ; Carbon dioxide ; Nuclear power ; Water supply ; Solar energy ; Air quality standards and research ; Public appraisal of energy systems -- 10. U.S. energy policy in the global economic context. The rise in oil and gas, 1960-1973 -- The oil price rise of 1973-1974 -- Reactions to higher oil prices -- Energy resources and their discovery -- The development of world oil reserves -- World uranium resources -- Long-range perspectives on world energy flows -- Consequences of action on national energy policies -- The developing countries and the world financial system -- 11. Methods and analysis of study projections. Analysis and scenarios : Work of the demand and conservation panel ; Work of the supply and delivery panel -- Implications of study results: comparisons of supply and demand : The study scenarios ; Discussion of study scenarios ; Work of the modeling resource group ; Discussion -- Appendixes : A. Individual statements by CONAES members ; B. Glossary of technical terms ; C. Resource groups, consultants, and contributors ; D. Publications of the CONAES study.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5893756
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