The topic of this talk, “Energy Alternatives and Global Warming in the 21st Century” was chosen to set a global energy stage for the coming discussions of the potential role of nuclear power in reducing global warming. Much of the professional literature and media commentaries on global warming reduction focus on constraining energy use by political mandates (as in the coming Kyoto conference) and by economic tools such as taxing and subsidizing. An alternative view is that in a free market society, technology options should be the primary tools for addressing the physical issues of global energy and environment. I will try to shed some light on these energy technology options from my viewpoint as shaped by many decades of EPRI experience in fashioning energy technologies for national, regional, and individual purposes. I will not address the important technologies for accommodating to climate change or potentially for climate modification, such as recently suggested by Edward Teller.
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- Energy Alternatives and Global Warming in the 21st Century
- Springer US