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Energy Mix and Energy Security

  • Kaulir Kisor Chatterjee
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Abstract

Energy is not only the prime mover of industrial and economic activity but also indispensable to the advancement of civilization. Initially human energy followed by animal energy marked the advancement of the ancient humans through a few hundreds of thousands of years. But the first breakthrough came when about 31,000 years ago the humans invented the technique of making fire at will by striking one rock against another. Fire eventually helped the humans to make various tools and machines for cutting trees and for digging the earth and to diversify their energy sources. Today, we have multiple sources of energy to harness—as many as 30 in numbers—as have been discussed in the last two Chaps. ( 4 and  5). However all countries do not have access to all those energy sources at the same time and each one uses a permutation and combination from amongst these sources.

Keywords

Geothermal Energy Energy Security Power Generation Capacity National Environmental Engineer Research Institute Total Power Generation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaulir Kisor Chatterjee
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  1. 1.Indian School of MinesNagpurIndia

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