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International availability of energy minerals

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Abstract

Whereas the ultimate world supply of energy minerals--defined as fossil fuels and fissile materials--is controlled by geological factors, the actual supply at any particular time is controlled by economic feasibility, technological innovations and/or political decisions. This paper identifies and discusses the principal uncertainties surrounding the international availability of energy minerals from now until the end of the century. Genuine shortages of energy minerals are now of a very long-term nature, whereas artificial ones may occur at any time and have a serious effect on the world economy due to the dependence of most OECD countries on imports of energy minerals. This paper argues that events over the last decade will progressively lead to a major, long-lasting transformation of the energy scene worldwide. This transformation will encompass demand, in terms of conservation and efficiency, the supply mix of the various energy minerals, the supply system and the structure of the different energy industries. It is already affecting the role of governments and reaching into the question of national sovereignty, thereby making energy minerals a key area of international relations. In all these respects, this paper concludes that we have entered an era that is quite different from those we have experienced  More>>
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Publication Date:
Sep 01, 1978
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EPA-05-001346; ERA-04-016393; EDB-79-025608
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: CIM Bull.; (Canada); Journal Volume: 71:797
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENERGY SUPPLIES; AVAILABILITY; CHARGES; FINANCING; CAPITAL; COAL RESERVES; ECONOMIC GROWTH; ENERGY CONSERVATION; ENERGY DEMAND; FORECASTING; FUEL SUBSTITUTION; GLOBAL ASPECTS; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; INVESTMENT; NATURAL GAS; OPEC; PETROLEUM; RESERVES; RISK ASSESSMENT; URANIUM RESERVES; ENERGY SOURCES; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; OIL-EXPORTING COUNTRIES; RESOURCES; 292000* - Energy Planning & Policy- Supply, Demand & Forecasting
OSTI ID:
6485912
Research Organizations:
International Energy Consultants, London
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
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Journal ID: CODEN: CIBUB
Submitting Site:
TIC
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Pages: 57-67
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White, N A. International availability of energy minerals. Canada: N. p., 1978. Web.
White, N A. International availability of energy minerals. Canada.
White, N A. 1978. "International availability of energy minerals." Canada.
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title = {International availability of energy minerals}
author = {White, N A}
abstractNote = {Whereas the ultimate world supply of energy minerals--defined as fossil fuels and fissile materials--is controlled by geological factors, the actual supply at any particular time is controlled by economic feasibility, technological innovations and/or political decisions. This paper identifies and discusses the principal uncertainties surrounding the international availability of energy minerals from now until the end of the century. Genuine shortages of energy minerals are now of a very long-term nature, whereas artificial ones may occur at any time and have a serious effect on the world economy due to the dependence of most OECD countries on imports of energy minerals. This paper argues that events over the last decade will progressively lead to a major, long-lasting transformation of the energy scene worldwide. This transformation will encompass demand, in terms of conservation and efficiency, the supply mix of the various energy minerals, the supply system and the structure of the different energy industries. It is already affecting the role of governments and reaching into the question of national sovereignty, thereby making energy minerals a key area of international relations. In all these respects, this paper concludes that we have entered an era that is quite different from those we have experienced in the past. As well as requiring many new technological innovations, more importantly, attention must be focused on the development of new approaches to meeting the energy industries' capital requirements in the decades ahead--first, because of the changing character of the energy industries and the magnitude of their financial requirements; secondly, because of the nature of the uncertainties with which they are faced; and thirdly, because of the constantly shifting and increasingly complex world capital market conditions.}
journal = {CIM Bull.; (Canada)}
volume = {71:797}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Canada}
year = {1978}
month = {Sep}
}