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Engineering, Energy, and the Future


The next industrial revolution will transform energy production and consumption
Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    Biological Solutions to Renewable Energy

    Biological systems might be engineered to satisfy a greater part of our energy needs. Although biological systems contribute very little to current U.S. energy requirements, they are capable of very large-scale effects. Our modern oxygen atmosphere was created 3 billion years ago by ... Read More

    Author: Hamilton O. Smith, Robert Friedman, and J. Craig Venter

    Engineering, Energy, and the Future

    Release date: Summer 2003

    Volume: 33

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    New Energy Technologies: Necessities and Opportunities

    The next industrial revolution will transform energy production and consumption. Modern energy services are essential to economic development everywhere in the world. Sustained economic progress depends on secure, reliable, and affordable energy supplies. But the current pattern of ... Read More

    Author: Timothy E. Wirth

    Engineering, Energy, and the Future

    Release date: Summer 2003

    Volume: 33

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    How Environmental Forces Shape Energy Futures

    Environmental policy has been a principal determinant of technological innovation. Environmental policy is in large measure energy policy. In the past 30 years, chiefly in the developed world, the demand for environmental quality has had a strong influence on how energy is produced and ... Read More

    Author: Robert W. Fri

    Engineering, Energy, and the Future

    Release date: Summer 2003

    Volume: 33

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Powering the Digital Age

    The U.S. electricity-supply system is in urgent need of modernization. Three years ago, the National Academy of Engineering voted "widespread networks of electrification" the number one engineering achievement of the twentieth century (NAE, 2000). A key issue today is whether ... Read More

    Author: Kurt E. Yeager

    Engineering, Energy, and the Future

    Release date: Summer 2003

    Volume: 33

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Meeting Future Energy Needs: Choices and Possibilities

    Two scenarios of our energy future challenge current corporate strategies and energy policies. Recent discussions of energy policy have almost inevitably been focused on the short term. The effects of the conflict in the Middle East on oil prices and availability, as well as potential ... Read More

    Author: Ged Davis

    Engineering, Energy, and the Future

    Release date: Summer 2003

    Volume: 33

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Microgeneration Technology: Shaping Energy Markets

    Microgeneration technologies could lead to paradigm shifts in energy delivery. Over the last few decades, developments in technology have incrementally refined the way energy is produced and delivered to customers. But in fundamental ways the energy system remains much as it was in the ... Read More

    Author: Robert W. Shaw, Jr.

    Engineering, Energy, and the Future

    Release date: Summer 2003

    Volume: 33

    Number: 2