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Unformatted text preview: ENGRI 111 ENGRI 111 ENERGY TRENDS Vision Vision Daniel M. Kammen, Scientific American, Sept. 2006 The stone age did not end because of lack of stone and the oil age will end long before the world runs out of oil Sheikh Saki Yamani, Oil Minister, Saudi Arabia Solar Energy Solar Energy Solar cells/photovoltaics Solar-thermal systems Can produce electricity D.M. Kammen, Scientific American, Sept. 2006 Fuel Cells Fuel Cells www.gm.com www.theregister.co.uk www.pcworld.com Hybrids Hybrids Batteries Wind Energy Wind Energy www.trentmesa.com Biofuels Biofuels www.fas.usda.gov Issues Issues Economic growth demands more energy Coal for powering factories Oil for powering cars Natural gas for heating homes All these sources are carbon based Carbon emissions will keep increasing Concerns for global warming Global Warming? Global Warming? http://www.climatehotmap.org Ice Breakup and Collapse Environmental Footprint Environmental Footprint D.M. Kammen, Scientific American, Sept. 2006 Interest in Renewable Sources...
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