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Energy Demand and Planning

Edited By: JC McVeigh and JG Mordue

176 pages, Illus, line illus


Hardback | Dec 1999 | #99246 | ISBN: 041922470X
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The use of energy is essential for almost all economic activity, and depends on the application of natural resources; in particular, electricity is a common currency. The consumer - in industry, commerce, public institutions and the home - may not be fully aware of the implications of energy demand and resource planning. Energy policies in the new century must therefore take account of how often conflicting opinions. Whether locally or globally, decisions can only be based on the current state of knowledge and on informed judgements about the future. Energy, Demand and Planning brings together a group of distinguished authors from many relevant disciplines, under the auspices of the Watt Committee on Energy. The authors were asked to consider the effects of policy decisions that might be taken now on the planning of the world energy industries in the coming half-century or so. Discussion is held on such key topics as technological change, sustainable development, global warming and the effects of population growth, all of which require policy decisions at national and international levels, affecting the daily lives of people in both advanced and developing countries. This volume is the last in the series of Reports published by the Watt Committee on Energy. It is addressed to decision makers in governments and industry and is also particularly suitable for students of energy technology and related subjects and for the general reader at the professional level.


Introduction. Part One: Energy now and the next fifty years. Development of energy modelling. Energy demand: changing patterns of human need. Population levels and their implications for energy demand. Recent devlopments in teh prediction of global warming. Social changes and their effect on the world energy scene. Energy resources: technology, exploitation and sustainability. The chemical industry: future energy requirements of a large user. Energy markets and the role of governments. Electricity: the common energy currency. Future energy supply and demand: steps towards their reconciliation. Note on conclusions. Part Two: Background. Appendix I: Consultative conference of the Watt Committee on Energy. Report of Discussion. Appendix II: Seminar programme of the Watt Committee on Energy: discussion papers. Index.

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