A Rational Approach to Bridging the Nuclear Technology Usage and Nuclear Education Gap
Today’s total world energy demand is nearly 200 million B/D of oil equivalent, up five-fold from 1950. Many forecast an imminent decline in oil and gas production, but population growth and economic development push demand upward. Dramatic changes must occur in energy supply and demand beyond 2050. Major problems exist in effectively capturizing, converting, storing, transporting and utilizing different forms of energy while meeting societies’ diverse and changing economic, environmental, political, cultural, geographic and aesthetic needs. Development of technology, though difficult, is necessary and almost certainly achievable. The present paper presents a short review on past changes in technology and energy, future energy demands, future energy resources including nuclear energy and focuses on challenges in the educational arena.
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