Title: The world energy supply

Authors: L.H.Th. Rietjens

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, PO Box 513, NL-56000 MB, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Abstract: The pattern of the world|s energy supply has undergone dramatic changes over the last century, and particularly over the last twenty years. The growth in the world|s population and the ever-greater demand for energy will lead to the global environment being subjected to considerable strain. The world will require a new type of energy system, one that is technically feasible, but which will face many difficulties in gaining social and economic acceptance. The world|s future energy supply will depend upon the rational exploitation of resources and the development of high technical standards in the fields of reliability and safety. The required social changes will include a change to more energy-conserving life styles and a strengthening of international co-operation in long-term energy and environmental research and development.

Keywords: conservation; economics; emissions; energy policy; energy supply; energy technology; environmental impact; future trends; global warming; international cooperation; nuclear power; nuclear energy; social change.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.1991.063679

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 1991 Vol.3 No.3, pp.126-131

Published online: 18 Jul 2014 *

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