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Future energy, exotic energy

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Abstract

The Detroit Energy Conference has highlighted the declining oil reserves, estimated worldwide at 95 billion tons vs. an annual rate of consumption of over 3 billion tons. The present problem is one of price; also, petroleum seems too valuable to be simply burned. New sources must come into action before 1985. The most abundant is coal, with 600 billion tons of easily recoverable reserves; then comes oil shale with a potential of 400 billion tons of oil. Exploitation at the rate of 55 go 140 million tons/yr is planned in the U.S. after 1985. More exotic and impossible to estimate quantitatively are such sources as wind, tides, and the thermal energy of the oceans--these are probably far in the future. The same is true of solar and geothermal energy in large amounts. The only other realistic energy source is nuclear energy: the European Economic Community looks forward to covering 60% of its energy needs from nuclear energy in the year 2000. Even today, from 400 mw upward, a nuclear generating plant is more economical than a fossil fueled one. Conservation will become the byword, and profound changes in society are to be expected.
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1974
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-83-024632
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Ind. Pet. Eur., Gaz - Chim.; (France); Journal Volume: 42
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES; ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT; COAL; ENERGY ANALYSIS; ENERGY CONSERVATION; ENERGY SOURCES; GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; NUCLEAR ENERGY; OIL SHALES; PETROLEUM; RESERVES; RESOURCE POTENTIAL; SOLAR ENERGY; SUPPLY AND DEMAND; TIDAL POWER; WIND POWER; BITUMINOUS MATERIALS; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; ENERGY; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; MATERIALS; POWER; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; RESOURCES; 290500* - Energy Planning & Policy- Research, Development, Demonstration, & Commercialization
OSTI ID:
6625333
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French
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Journal ID: CODEN: IPEUB
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 48-50
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Dumon, R. Future energy, exotic energy. France: N. p., 1974. Web.
Dumon, R. Future energy, exotic energy. France.
Dumon, R. 1974. "Future energy, exotic energy." France.
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title = {Future energy, exotic energy}
author = {Dumon, R}
abstractNote = {The Detroit Energy Conference has highlighted the declining oil reserves, estimated worldwide at 95 billion tons vs. an annual rate of consumption of over 3 billion tons. The present problem is one of price; also, petroleum seems too valuable to be simply burned. New sources must come into action before 1985. The most abundant is coal, with 600 billion tons of easily recoverable reserves; then comes oil shale with a potential of 400 billion tons of oil. Exploitation at the rate of 55 go 140 million tons/yr is planned in the U.S. after 1985. More exotic and impossible to estimate quantitatively are such sources as wind, tides, and the thermal energy of the oceans--these are probably far in the future. The same is true of solar and geothermal energy in large amounts. The only other realistic energy source is nuclear energy: the European Economic Community looks forward to covering 60% of its energy needs from nuclear energy in the year 2000. Even today, from 400 mw upward, a nuclear generating plant is more economical than a fossil fueled one. Conservation will become the byword, and profound changes in society are to be expected.}
journal = {Ind. Pet. Eur., Gaz - Chim.; (France)}
volume = {42}
journal type = {AC}
place = {France}
year = {1974}
month = {Jan}
}