By RAND Corporation
This document files an initiative by way of the workplace of strength potency and Renewable strength (EERE) of the U.S. division of power (DOE) to spot and check more than a few rising concerns which may have an effect on destiny strength use and provide. It summarizes the problems raised and proposals made for destiny study via the contributors in and attendees of a convention known as E-Vision 2000, held October 11-13, 2000 in Washington, D.C., together with presentation of invited papers. RAND performed the jobs of convention convener, organizer, and integrator and complied summaries of matters and reviews. This quantity provides supplementary fabrics, convention papers and extra analyses, built for the convention.
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ADL provides a detailed market study of fuel cells, co-generation, small gas turbines, and microturbines for distributed electricity generation. CARB examined the cost of hydrogen infrastructure for automotive fuel cells, as well as methanol and gasoline as hydrogen sources. ” Romm et al. S. energy efficiency, and posit future increases in efficiency beyond extrapolation of current trends, with concomitant reductions in energy consumption. Joseph Romm, Arthur Rosenfeld, and Susan Herrman, The Internet and Global Warming (1999) Romm et al.
Ebinger) Fossil fuels need to be used more efficiently throughout the energy chain including during extraction, conversion, and end use, in parallel with continued advances of new nonfossil technologies. Global population growth, rising fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and accelerating urbanization are creating many energy-related environmental problems worldwide, especially in the major cities of the developing world, where the bulk of the world’s future population growth will occur.
Mixing these technologies, together with energy efficiency, can lead to dramatic improvements in generation and end-use efficiency if stimulated by proper policies and market structures. (Reicher) Distributed Generation Electricity deregulation is fundamentally changing the electric power industry, including creating opportunities for distributed generation (DG) and increased use of cogeneration. Electricity deregulation has begun to break down the traditional roles of utilities as energy suppliers and consumers as energy users.
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