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Unformatted text preview: 1 TA Assignments • A – Co Isha Chhaya • Cr - G Jenny Yang • H - K Christina Lopez • L - Ni Spencer Yetman • No – Smith Connor Maloney • Sp - Z Dan Bates* * Head TA Nuclear Energy Nuclear Energy nuclear fusion (powers the sun) indirect source of all energy nuclear fission (power plants) uses Uranium as fuel http://www.atomicarchive.com/Movies/Movie5. shtml fission animation Electricity Generation Electricity Generation Electricity is a secondary energy source. It is a way to store and transport power. Coal-Fired Power Plant Coal-Fired Power Plant Turbine Turbine Turbine hall Turbine hall 09.05 2 Looking Towards the Future Looking Towards the Future Problems to be faced: 1. Quantities of most non-renewable feedstocks- including oil, gas, and uranium - will peak and then decline, probably within the next 100 years. 2. Geopolitical issues associated with oil-rich countries. 3. Carbon gas emissions may cause climate change. This suggests a shift to renewable energy sources, including sources that avoid carbon emissions. Sustained Growth Scenario Sustained Growth Scenario 1000 1500 Surprise Geothermal Solar Biomass ules Proposed by Shell 1880 1860 500 1900 1920 1940 1960 1980 2000 2020 2040 2060 Wind Nuclear Hydro Gas Oil &NGL Coal Trad. Bio. Exajou Problems with Scenario Problems with Scenario 1. Cost . Renewable sources are more expensive. 2. Convenience . Wind and solar are not always available. 3. Carbon . Substituting biomass for petroleum will not reduce carbon emission significantly. 4. Cars . Except for biomass, renewable sources are not convenient for transportation....
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- Fall '04
- Energy, Energy development, Peak oil