The Future of Energy I: Fossil Fuels

  • Francis F. Chen


There are three different types of power: backbone power, green power, and mobile power. Backbone power is the primary energy source that is always there when we need it. Green power comes from renewable energy sources which do not pollute. Mobile power drives our cars, planes, and other vehicles and has the special requirement of transportability. We will discuss each of these in turn.


Fossil Fuel Methane Hydrate Energy Information Administration Proven Reserve Coal Plant 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis F. Chen
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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