Transitional Energy Policy 1980-2030 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080271835, 9781483148199

Transitional Energy Policy 1980-2030

1st Edition

Alternative Nuclear Technologies

Authors: Hugh B. Stewart
eBook ISBN: 9781483148199
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 280
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Transitional Energy Policy 1980-2030: Alternative Nuclear Technologies discusses concerns regarding the use of nuclear technology as an energy source. The book covers issues such as the reservations regarding the use of nuclear, energy resource supply/demand problems, and controversial concepts. The book is comprised seven chapters; each tackles a different area of concern. Chapter I discusses the trends, logistic curves, economic cycles, and predictions of energy growth. Chapter II covers the perils of paucity of fossil fuels, and Chapter III deals with nuclear energy directions. Chapters IV and V discusses the strategies used in pursuit of nuclear technology evolution. The sixth chapter tackles institutions and commercialization of nuclear technologies from a historical perspective, while the seventh chapter covers its possible patterns. The text will be of great interest to readers concerned with the development of nuclear technology as an energy source.

Table of Contents


Part 1. Energy Growth

Chapter I Energy Growth: Trends, Logistic Curves Economic Cycles and Crystal Balls

Chapter II Fossil Fuels: The Perils of Paucities

Chapter III Nuclear Energy Directions: The Changing Issues

Part 2. Technology Directions

Chapter IV Nuclear Technology Evolution: The Prevalent Strategy

Chapter V Nuclear Technology Evolution: A Not-So-Prevalent Strategy

Part 3. Institutional Directions

Chapter VI Institutions and Commercialization: A Historical Perspective

Chapter VII Institutions and Commercialization: Possible Patterns


Appendix A The Lore of Logistics

Appendix B Neutronic and Economic Background

Abbreviations and Acronyms


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