2015-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2015 Volume 7: Ionic Liquids & Energy Production

Editors:Kongoli F, Gaune-Escard M, Mauntz M, Rubinstein J, Dodds H.L.
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2015
Pages:310 pages
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    Energy Choices and Consequences--Continued

    Harold Dodds1;
    1UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, Knoxville, United States;
    Type of Paper: Regular
    Id Paper: 40
    Topic: 17


    With the world's population increasing from six billion currently to approximately 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 work considers the various choices, or options, for producing electricity and the consequences associated with each option. The options are fossil, renewables, and nuclear. The consequences associated with these three options are addressed in five different areas: economics, environmental effects, public health and safety, sustainability, and politics. All options are needed, but some options may be better than others when compared in the five areas. This presentation is a brief summary of a short course entitled "Energy Choices and Consequences", which was created by the author and is continually updated. The short course is currently being taught to Honor Students at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Thus, a primary goal of this work is to provide a sound basis for making informed decisions about the path forward for electricity production.


    electricity production, fossil, renewable, nuclear

    Cite this article as:

    Dodds H. Energy Choices and Consequences--Continued. In: Kongoli F, Gaune-Escard M, Mauntz M, Rubinstein J, Dodds H.L., editors. Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2015 Volume 7: Ionic Liquids & Energy Production. Volume 7. Montreal(Canada): FLOGEN Star Outreach. 2015. p. 255-256.