Technology for Global Economic and Environmental Survival and Prosperity

  • Behram N. Kursunoglu
  • Stephan L. Mintz
  • Arnold Perlmutter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Presentations on the International Conference on Technology for the Global Economic, Environmental Survival and Prosperity

  3. Global Energy Demand and Energy Security Projections in the Coming Century: Global Economy, Environment, Resources, and Population Issues

  4. Relevance of International Consensus Policies on Alternative National Energy Strategies as Related to the Regional Needs, Environmental Impact, and Geopolitical Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Dan E. Arvizu, Thomas E. Drennen
      Pages 85-97
    3. Jean-Marie Bourdaire
      Pages 111-128
  5. Education on Energy and Global Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Behram N. Kursunoglu
      Pages 143-166
    3. Glenn T. Seaborg
      Pages 167-173
  6. Global Initiatives for the Future of Nuclear Energy

  7. Nuclear Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Juan Eibenschutz
      Pages 263-267
  8. Key Issues in Nuclear Power: A World Commission on Nuclear Energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. John J. Taylor
      Pages 281-283
    3. John J. Taylor
      Pages 285-290
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 295-296

About this book


The 1996 Conference focused on topics of environmentally attractive technologies for electricity production-renewables, natural gas, and nuclear energy. Recent technology developments were addressed which include creation of more efficient photovoltaic convert­ ers for electricity generation; the current and future role of natural gas in meeting global de­ mand for electric power generation; and the status of nuclear energy, its various applications, and the prospects for its future. The Conference agenda, in light of its global economic im­ pact, included comparative discussions of all the above alternative energy sources. The re­ gional choice of energy sources and their impact on the global economy and environment was reviewed. In addition to the above subjects, but strongly connected with the theme of global en­ ergy needs and security, the Conference program contained one session on new needs and di­ rections in higher education: new curricula to cover fundamental global issues on energy, resources, and environment.


Global economy development electricity energy technology environment production

Editors and affiliations

  • Behram N. Kursunoglu
    • 1
  • Stephan L. Mintz
    • 2
  • Arnold Perlmutter
    • 3
  1. 1.Global Foundation, Inc.Coral GablesUSA
  2. 2.Florida International UniversityMiamiUSA
  3. 3.University of MiamiCoral GablesUSA

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