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Primary Energy

Present Status and Future Perspectives

  • Klaus O. Thielheim
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. K. O. Thielheim
    Pages 1-19
  3. F. Bender, K. E. Koch
    Pages 20-31
  4. W. Peters
    Pages 32-46
  5. H. Oeschger, U. Siegenthaler, T. Wenk
    Pages 47-65
  6. R. Schulten
    Pages 92-105
  7. G. Keßler
    Pages 106-128
  8. M. Rapin
    Pages 147-166
  9. E. Albrecht
    Pages 167-181
  10. A. Schlüter
    Pages 182-192
  11. S. Witkowski
    Pages 193-218
  12. D. L. Vischer
    Pages 219-251
  13. H. Treiber
    Pages 252-273
  14. E. F. Schmidt
    Pages 274-293
  15. S. Helm, E. Hau
    Pages 294-318
  16. R. Bonnefille
    Pages 319-334
  17. O. Kappelmeyer
    Pages 335-345
  18. U. Lantzke, E. Meller
    Pages 346-358

About these proceedings


The enormous public interest of specialists as well as of engaged and concerned citizens in the energy problem can be understood in view of the fact that the future of national and world-wide economy depends on the availability of sufficient primary energy. The questions arising are: which forms of primary energy exist principally? by what means and at what cost can they be brought to useful application? and what is their possible role in the present and future energy scenario? Another reason which may not be so obvious, but which eventually may prove to be of great importance as far as public acceptance of energy technologies is con­ cerned, lies in the fact that the existing conscious or subconscious fears arising from confrontation with scientific and technological progress - to which even for the educated layman intellectual access is diffi­ cult - have been sublimated onto the energy problem and especially onto the problem of nuclear energy. Un­ like other developments, the emergence of nuclear ener­ gy has brought to our notice the ambivalence of ad­ vancing science and technology, which may either be used peacefully or misused militarily. Nuclear energy can help to overcome the increasing hunger for energy in the world, but it can also lead to the extinction of human life from the surface of this plant. More and more, mankind is confronted with chances and risks of new discoveries.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus O. Thielheim
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Reine und Angewandte KernphysikUniversität KielKielGermany

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