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The Evolution of Energy Sources

  • Carlo Giavarini
  • Keith Hester
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Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Abstract

Methane hydrates may become an important source of natural gas in the near future. The first chapter offers a panoramic view of current energy sources, quantifying their importance, and foreseeable developments. The energy sources discussed include traditional fossil fuels (oil, gas, and coal), nuclear, renewables, and potential non-conventional sources. The latter includes gas hydrates. This chapter seeks to place methane hydrates in the broader global energy picture.

Keywords

Methane Hydrate Carbon Dioxide Disposal Nuclear Plant Disaster 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ingegneria ChimicaUniversity of Rome La SapienzaRomeItaly
  2. 2.TulsaUSA

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