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ENERGY SCENARIOS A PERSPECTIVE Ishwar K. Puri, PhD Professor and Department Head Engineering Science and Mechanics Virginia Tech
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www.esm.vt.edu Professor Ishwar K. Puri 1 ESM ESM
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www.esm.vt.edu Professor Ishwar K. Puri 2 ESM, 2006 Faculty 27 Faculty plus 8 Affiliate Faculty We work in emerging areas We work in interdisciplinary areas Students ± 115 Undergraduate 50% Spring 2004 graduates - cum laude plus Five-year BS/MS program ± 90 Graduate, ± 70 PhD students Target - 15 PhDs/yr, or 0.5/Faculty by 2009 Current - ± 7-10 PhDs/yr (0.3-0.4/Faculty)
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www.esm.vt.edu Professor Ishwar K. Puri 3 ESM for Undergraduates Fundamental curriculum Flexible education Small classes Star professors who value teaching Friendly atmosphere; small college feel Accomplished and loyal alumni students interact with The coolest senior design projects! Elite but not elitist Visit us at www.esm.vt.edu
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www.esm.vt.edu Professor Ishwar K. Puri 4 Our Faculty Are Stars High research citations Over 11,000 times 70 plus books Written by experts Used internationally Translated into other languages Over half are Fellows
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www.esm.vt.edu Professor Ishwar K. Puri 5 ENERGY
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www.esm.vt.edu Professor Ishwar K. Puri 6 Is There a Problem?
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www.esm.vt.edu Professor Ishwar K. Puri 7 Global Climate Change
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www.esm.vt.edu Professor Ishwar K. Puri 8 The Politics Extreme poverty, intractable wars, virulent disease, hatred of all stripes–these are a few of the scourges we live with today. And yet global climate change trumps them all; for if it's not addressed, all life on the planet will be devastated, regardless of geography, class, race, or creed. – festival.sundance.org , 2006
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www.esm.vt.edu Professor Ishwar K. Puri 9 US DOE, EERE, 2006
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www.esm.vt.edu Professor Ishwar K. Puri 10 www.hydrogen.energy.gov $10M H-Prize
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www.esm.vt.edu Professor Ishwar K. Puri 11 A Question and a Statement In the fields of information and computer technologies, and medicine few question the statement that the future will be different from the past Why not for energy? Accelerated or gradual change? Fallacy Viable technologies conquer market by virtue of their advantages for individual consumers and society at large Market conditions for energy innovations largely shaped by government policies Will there be a winning vision for a sustainable future? International obligations (CO 2 emissions) Security of supply
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www.esm.vt.edu Professor Ishwar K. Puri 12 Production and Consumption PRODUCTION - United States (1998) COMMODITY 1998 Prod. Quad BTU 1 % Total Production 1998 Prod. in Native Units 2 Oil 13.2 18.1 % 6.25 MB/D Natural gas 19.5 26.7 % 18.86 tcf/year Coal 23.8 32.6 % 1118.7 million short tons Nuclear 7.2 9.8 % 673.7 billion kWh Renewable 6.7 9.2 % 75.7 billion kWh Hydroelectric 3.4 4.7 % 324.1 billion kWh Other 2.6 (by difference) 3.6 % TOTAL 72.9 1 EIA Annual Energy Review 1998
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