2015-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2015 Volume 4: Meech Intl. Symp. / Mining Operations

Editors:Kongoli F, Veiga MM, Anderson C
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2015
Pages:275 pages
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    Energy Choices and Consequences

    Harold Dodds1;
    1UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, Knoxville, United States;
    Type of Paper: General Plenary
    Id Paper: 535
    Topic: 42


    With the world's population increasing from approximately seven billion currently to over nine billion by the year 2040, achieving a healthy lifestyle for all people on earth will depend, in part, on the availability of affordable energy, especially electricity. This presentation considers the various options for producing electricity including fossil, renewable, and nuclear, and the consequences associated with each option relative to economics, environmental effects, public health and safety, sustainability, and politics. All electricity production options are needed, but some options may be better than others when comparing the consequences associated with each option. Hence, this work (and associated presentations) is intended to provide a rational basis for making informed decisions about the path forward for electricity production.


    Electric; Energy; Environment; Fuels; Sustainability;

    Cite this article as:

    Dodds H. Energy Choices and Consequences. In: Kongoli F, Veiga MM, Anderson C, editors. Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2015 Volume 4: Meech Intl. Symp. / Mining Operations. Volume 4. Montreal(Canada): FLOGEN Star Outreach. 2015. p. 59-60.