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Overview of the Energy Supply Portfolio J.W. Tester Sustainable Energy 10.391J, 22.811J, ESD166J, … Textbook readings: chapter 9, sections 7.1-7.2,and 8.1-8.3 plus important background in Chapters 1- 4 and 6
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Overview of Our Energy Supply Portfolio Review of the current and projected demand for energy End-use energy forms and conversions Energy sources Scaling energy flows and prices on a common basis Energy chains and interconnectedness A portfolio of options Desirable characteristics addressing sustainability General energy resource characterization Renewable versus depletable resources Hubbert depletion curve for mineral resources Uncertainities regarding discovery and technology Role of energy storage
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21 st Century Energy-Related Megatrends Increases in population lead to increasing demand for energy – significantly in LDCs, some in DCs Interest in developing indigenous energy resources grows Environmental and health concerns increase on all scales from local to global Increased electrification Infrastructure security concerns increase
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Fundamental Global Issues Dealing with reality population 6,000,000,000 land area 58,000,000 sq miles population density 100+ people/sq mile annual energy consumption 400 Quads - oil equivalent 72,000,000,000 bbl - coal equivalent 14,400,000,000 tonnes registered car and trucks 700,000,0000 electric generating capacity 3,000,000 MWe annual steel production 650,000,000 tonnes annual aluminum production 20,000,000 tonnes annual cement production 1,500,000,000 tonnes
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Progressing toward an asymptotic world ? Population - 6+ billion growing to 10 to15+ billion Total primary energy – 400 quads growing to 2000+ quads annually 73 billion growing to 365+ billion bbl of oil/yr Per capita energy per year – 10 BOE/yr-person growing to 25 BOE/yr-person Number of cars and trucks - 750 million now growing to 5 + billion MW electric generating capacity - 3.5 million MWe now growing to 15+ million MWe
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Other Fundamental Global Issues Carbon emissions may be affecting climate Health concerns over other emissions are growing Global fossil energy resources are not uniformly distributed
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The Big Energy Questions Can we satisfactorily reduce emissions and remediate wastes residing in our water and air basins? Can we offset changes being introduced by our consumption of fossil fuels? Can we significantly reduce our dependence on imported oil? Can nuclear, renewable, and other non-fossil energy resources be deployed quickly enough to make a difference?
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U.S. energy goals are focused maintaining a secure energy supply “ We need to inoculate ourselves against the risks of a disrupted energy supply due to deliverability constraints or price instabilities. Therefore, having a robust set of alternative sources of indigenous energy will provide such protection and increase our energy security” J.W. Tester – testimony at a joint USDOE/DOI hearing in Washington DC, November 2001
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U.S. energy goals are focused maintaining a secure energy supply
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