Energy [electronic resource] : production, consumption, and consequences / John L. Helm, editor.

Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1990.
1 online resource (304 p.)
Power resources -- Congresses.
Mechanical engineering.
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Energy Production, Consumption, and Consequences; Copyright; PREFACE; Contents; ENERGY PLANNING IN A DYNAMIC WORLD: OVERVIEW AND PERSPECTIVE; Supply, Demand, And Reappraisal; The Environmental Dimension; The Energy Planning Window; The Role Of Technology; Some Implications for Strategy; Increasing Energy Efficiency; Promoting Hydrogen-Rich Fuels; Revisiting Nuclear Fission; Synergies And Conclusion; References; 1 SUPPLY, DEMAND, AND REAPPRAISAL; ENERGY IN RETROSPECT: IS THE PAST PROLOGUE?; The Ratio of Energy to Gross National Product; Increasing Supply and Reducing Demand
Incrementalism and Its Consequences International Perspectives; Conclusions; References; ENERGY EFFICIENCY: ITS POTENTIAL AND LIMITS TO THE YEAR 2000; Historical Perspective; Future Implications; Conclusions; References; IMPLICATIONS OF CONTINUING ELECTRIFICATION; Historical Perspective; Biospheric Implications; Technology Implications; Sociological Implications; Implications For National Energy Policy; References; 2 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES; GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL FORCES; References; REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL FORCES: A METHODOLOGY FOR ASSESSMENT AND PREDICTION; Toward A Synoptic Framework
Noteworthy Atmospheric Properties Interactions; Assessments; Extending The Framework In Space and Time; Concepts and Goals; Air Quality Assessment and Scenario Design; Assessment for Europe; Regional Impacts; Global Impacts; Summary; Extending The Framework To Different Regimes; Discussion and Conclusions; Acknowledgment; References; THE AUTOMOBILE AND THE ATMOSPHERE; Alternative Motor Vehicle Energy Strategies; The Energy Storage Qualities of Liquid Fuels; Dominance Of Gasoline and Diesel Fuel; Development of Emission Control For Conventional Vehicles; Ozone Formation
The Development of Emission Controls Environmental Response; Ambient Concentration Data; National Ambient Air Quality Standards; Location and Severity of Violations; Alternative Fuels and Their Effects On Air Quality; Methanol as a Motor Fuel; Computer Simulation Studies (Single Day); Multiday Simulation Studies; Public Health and Direct Formaldehyde Emissions; Public Policy Strategies; Customer Value and Fuel Strategy; Conclusions; References; 3 EVOLVING VULNERABILITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES; MANAGING VOLATILITY IN THE OIL INDUSTRY; Long-Term Commodities Prices
Futures Trading and Price Volatility U.S. Oil and Gas Additions and Production; Exploration and Production Sector Activity; Behavior Patterns; Revenues; Rein vestment Patterns; Future Crude Oil Prices; Future U.S. Oil and Gas Additions and Production; Geologic and Technological Surprises; Exploration and Production Sector Revenues and Cash Flow; U.S. Crude Oil Imports; Changes in Refining Capacity; Retail Gasoline Sector; Fuel Switchability in Industrial Boilers; A Systems Theory Approach; Conclusions; Notes; References; THE UNCERTAIN FUTURE ROLE OF NATURAL GAS; Resource Availability
Economics of Natural Gas
"National Academy of Engineering."
Based on a symposium entitled An energy agenda for the 1990s, held at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academy of Sciences and Engineering, Irvine, Calif., sponsored by the Program Office of the National Academy of Engineering.
Includes bibliographical references.
Helm, John L.
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