Any realistic appraisal of global energy futures must begin with a comprehensive and balanced understanding of resources and their uses. What are the kinds and magnitudes of energy stores and flows available to supply the world's still-growing needs for fuels and electricity? And what is the intensity and pattern of their use?
Energy Resources and Uses: A Global Primer for the Twenty-First Century
Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba and the author, most recently, of Enriching the Earth (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2001) and The Earth's Biosphere (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2002). This essay is based largely on parts of a forthcoming book, Energy at the Crossroads.
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Vaclav Smil; Energy Resources and Uses: A Global Primer for the Twenty-First Century. Current History 1 March 2002; 101 (653): 126–132. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2002.101.653.126
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