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Toward the renewables - A natural gas/solar energy transition strategyThe inevitability of an energy transition from today's non-renewable fossil base toward a renewable energy base is considered from the viewpoint of the need for a national transition strategy. Then, one such strategy is offered. Its technological building blocks are described in terms of both energy use and energy supply. The strategy itself is then sketched at four points in its implementation; (1) initiation, (2) early transition, (3) late transition, and (4) completion. The transition is assumed to evolve from a heavily natural gas-dependent energy economy. It then proceeds through its transition toward a balanced, hybrid energy system consisting of both centralized and dispersed energy supply technologies supplying hydrogen and electricity from solar energy. Related institutional, environmental and economic factors are examined briefly.
Document ID
19790067838
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Hanson, J. A. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena Calif., United States)
Escher, W. J. D. (Escher: Foster Technology Associates, Inc. St. Johns, Mich., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1979
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Meeting Information
Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference(Boston, MA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other