The Provision of Global Energy

  • G. H. A. Cole
Part of the Understanding Chemical Reactivity book series (UCRE, volume 18)


The global requirement for energy is increasing, partly due to an increasing world population, and traditional fuels used in the traditional way are increasingly unable to provide the energy required. It is necessary to review the sources of energy available for the future and then to develop an energy strategy to cover both local and global needs. This is the subject of this paper that offers a preliminary general assessment of the problems for providing energy in the future.


Fossil Fuel Nuclear Fuel Global Energy Rankine Cycle Helium Nucleus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. H. A. Cole
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  1. 1.University of HullHullEngland

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