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Title: Energy: global prospects, 1985--2000. [report of Workshop on Alternative Energy Strategies]

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This book presents an extensive analysis of the world's energy prospects to the year 2000. An ad hoc, international project sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the workshop involved approximately 75 individuals from 15 countries. For more than two years they studied energy supply and demand for the rest of this century. Here are some of their major conclusions: (1) the supply of oil will cease to meet existing demand before the year 2000, most probably between 1985 and 1995; (2) demand for energy will continue to grow; this growth must increasingly be satisfied by energy resources other than oil; (3) the continued growth of energy demand requires that energy resources be developed with the utmost vigor; and (4) the critical interdependence of nations in the energy field requires an unprecedented degree of international collaboration in the future; in addition, it requires the will to mobilize finance, labor, research, and ingenuity with a common purpose never before attained in time of peace; and it requires it now. WAES was set up to provide a clear and consistent structure for national and international debate on energy strategies for the longer term. All of the energy sources were considered, and aremore » discussed in this report: oil, coal, natural gas, nuclear fuel, solar, hydro, geothermal fusion, and other fossil fuels. The participants looked at national and international issues at the same time, in an integrated way, defining plausible future states of the world in which all nations must act. Then they asked how each individual nation will respond. Finally, they examined how these individual responses make up a global energy environment in which all nations must act. No previous forecasts have done this, nor have any looked as thoroughly at the 1985--2000 period when the real problems will appear.« less

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6890151
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OSTI ID: 6890151
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Book
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Other Information: Report of the workshop on Alternative Energy Strategies (WAES)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENERGY DEMAND; FORECASTING; GLOBAL ASPECTS; ENERGY SOURCES; ENERGY SUPPLIES; COAL; CONSUMPTION RATES; DECISION MAKING; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; ENERGY; ENERGY CONSERVATION; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; ENERGY POLICY; ENERGY SHORTAGES; FOSSIL FUELS; GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; HYDROELECTRIC POWER; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; NATURAL GAS; NUCLEAR ENERGY; PETROLEUM; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; SOLAR ENERGY; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; ELECTRIC POWER; FLUIDS; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; NUCLEOSYNTHESIS; POWER 292000* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Supply, Demand & Forecasting

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Wilson, C.L.. Energy: global prospects, 1985--2000. [report of Workshop on Alternative Energy Strategies]. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Wilson, C.L.. Energy: global prospects, 1985--2000. [report of Workshop on Alternative Energy Strategies]. United States.
Wilson, C.L.. Sat . "Energy: global prospects, 1985--2000. [report of Workshop on Alternative Energy Strategies]". United States.
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title = {Energy: global prospects, 1985--2000. [report of Workshop on Alternative Energy Strategies]},
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abstractNote = {This book presents an extensive analysis of the world's energy prospects to the year 2000. An ad hoc, international project sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the workshop involved approximately 75 individuals from 15 countries. For more than two years they studied energy supply and demand for the rest of this century. Here are some of their major conclusions: (1) the supply of oil will cease to meet existing demand before the year 2000, most probably between 1985 and 1995; (2) demand for energy will continue to grow; this growth must increasingly be satisfied by energy resources other than oil; (3) the continued growth of energy demand requires that energy resources be developed with the utmost vigor; and (4) the critical interdependence of nations in the energy field requires an unprecedented degree of international collaboration in the future; in addition, it requires the will to mobilize finance, labor, research, and ingenuity with a common purpose never before attained in time of peace; and it requires it now. WAES was set up to provide a clear and consistent structure for national and international debate on energy strategies for the longer term. All of the energy sources were considered, and are discussed in this report: oil, coal, natural gas, nuclear fuel, solar, hydro, geothermal fusion, and other fossil fuels. The participants looked at national and international issues at the same time, in an integrated way, defining plausible future states of the world in which all nations must act. Then they asked how each individual nation will respond. Finally, they examined how these individual responses make up a global energy environment in which all nations must act. No previous forecasts have done this, nor have any looked as thoroughly at the 1985--2000 period when the real problems will appear.},
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