World Energy Problems

  • Bent Elbek

Abstract

In this first section I intend to examine the problem: How much energy is the world going to need 30–50 years hence? Now, this of course is a question that can be answered only if we are willing to accept a number of basic assumptions. Such as, that we live in a surprise-free world, that the goals of mankind do not change drastically and that we avoid major catastrophies as war, famine or disastrous climatic changes.

Keywords

Combustion Europe Petroleum Steam Transportation 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bent Elbek
    • 1
  1. 1.Niels Bohr InstituteUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark

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